Cross-Dressing in 1792

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 09:10
Submitted by Carlin Ross

This painting of Chevalier d’Eon a middle-aged cross-dresser is the first painting of its kind to be hung in the revered National Portrait Gallery. 

D'eon was an eighteenth-century diplomat and celebrated British
transvestite who lived in London from 1762-1777 as a man, and from
1785-1810 as a woman.

It was painted in 1792 by Thomas Stewart.

Love his feather.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Chevalier d’Eon was French,

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 19:21
feministhistorian (not verified)

Chevalier d’Eon was French, not British. They worked for Louis XV of France and worked for the French government. They had no real connection to England.