Anyway, my fascination with the entirely fictionalized gypsy lifestyle was shared by the Victorians, who loved to shove a gypsy into a painting to add a bit of excitement. Yes, there will be nudity. Let's get this caravan on the road!
|A Gypsy Girl of Seville (1887) John Bagnold Burgess|
|Princess Dreamy Eyes Francis Eastwood|
|Life on the Road Valentine Garland|
It's interesting how the notion of 'gypsy' is very feminine, certainly in art. Sure, there are gentleman gypsies around but they only really appear in group scenes, and not very prominently....
|The Gypsy Camp Harold Harvey|
|Gypsy Horses Lucy Kemp-Welch|
|The Gypsy (1865) Thomas George Webster|
|LG as a Gypsy (1898) Edward Linley Sambourne|
On second thoughts, maybe I better not pursue a life of Romany excess, I have a suspicion I may take to it all too easily...