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Lucian Freud and Lady Caroline Blackwood.

Structure and Imagery: An Artist Has Died: Lucian Freud, 2011

My all time fave photo shoot: Caroline Blackwood and Robert Lowell by Walker Evans 1973

My all time fave photo shoot: Caroline Blackwood and Robert Lowell by Walker Evans 1973

Lady Caroline Blackwood (1931–1996), an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, known for her wry macabre novels and essays, as well as for her high-profile marriages, first to Lucian Freud, then to composer Israel Citkowitz and finally to poet Robert Lowell, who described her as “a mermaid who dines upon the bones of her winded lovers”.

Lady Caroline Blackwood, an heir to the Guinness brewery fortune, was (to quote the Nancy Schoenberger phrase used as the title for her Blackwood biography) a “dangerous muse.

Sylvia in Paris, 1956 (Gordon Lameyer).

Sylvia Plath in Paris, 1956 (Gordon Lameyer). The doomed American poetess was probably on her honeymoon, and looked happy enough.

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