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  1. II Femminiello

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Bonito, Giuseppe
    Date: 1740 to 1760
    Topics: Arts, Canvas, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity, Gender minorities, Painting, Painting, Italian, Portrait painting, Italian, Third gender, Transvestites
    Description: "This recently-discovered painting from eighteenth-century Naples is a testament to the city's exceptional social acceptance of local transvestites known as femminielli. The term, which might be tr...
  2. The Wife Turned Good-Man

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1770?
    Topics: Ballads, Farmers, Gender diversity, Gender role, Marriage, Poetry (LGBTQ), Relationships (LGBTQ), Wood-engraving
    Description: In four columns with the title and two woodcuts above the first two; there are dividing ornamental rules between the first and second as well as between the third and fourth columns.
  3. Chevalier D-E-n returned, or, the Stock-Brokers outwitted

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1771
    Topics: Etching, Gender diversity, Magazine illustration, Passing (gender), Stockbrokers
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée
  4. d'Eon in his study

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Le Roy, Jacques
    Date: 1775?
    Topics: Crossdressing, Engraving, Etching, Gender diversity, Letter writing
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, Restif de La Bretonne
    Description: Depicts a possibly female figure wearing male attire writing a letter at a table before a window in a study or library. Books fill shelves in the rear while two others lie open on the table, one ti...
  5. Chevalier D'Eon (1777)

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1777?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
  6. Mademoiselle de Beaumont, or, the Chevalier d'Eon: Female Minister Plenipo. Capt of Dragoons

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: Sep. 1777
    Topics: Clothing, Engraving, Etching, Gender bending, Gender diversity, Military, Portrait prints, British
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée
    Description: Full length portrait of D'Eon dressed half as a man and half as a woman. The left side of the figure wears a full and elegantly styled dress, with hair piled high in the pyramidal fashion of the ti...
  7. La Chevalier D'Eon (1782)

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Lili Elbe Archive
    Creator:
    Date: 1782?
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Gender diversity
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon
    Description: a painting, belonging to Charles Laston Esq, of Chevalier D'Eon at the age of 54 years old
  8. The assaut or fencing match

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator: Rowlandson, Thomas
    Date: 1787
    Topics: Etching, Fencing, Gender diversity, Sporting events, Sports, Stipple engraving
    Subject: Chevalier D'Eon, Eon de Beaumont, Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée, Joseph Bologne, King George IV
    Description: A 1787 fencing match between a man and a woman in the elegant rooms of Carlton House, London. In the audience stands the Prince of Wales who had arranged this fencing demonstration between Mademois...
  9. Portrait of Abigail Allen; Portrait of the Female Husband!

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: Yale University Libraries
    Creator:
    Date: 1829?
    Topics: Drawings, Gender diversity, Marriage, Married people, Passing (gender), Stealth (Transgender)
    Subject: Abigail Allen, James Allen
    Description: Captions below images read: "Portrait of Abigail Allen, Wife to the pretended James Allen, she resided with her Associate for more than 21 years, ignorant of her real sex! and what is more astonis...