Anyway it's a great piece, it seems painted traditional.
I'd like to see you do something Lovecraftian. I think you'd be able to scare the shit outta me.
Sounds like what most rich people would do if they were bored today and didn't own yachts, islands or companies.
Napoleon wasn't actually short, he was average height.
George Washington and that cherry tree story, made up.
The worst people however, far worse than the countess, were unfortunately very real.
Like Ghangis Khan or Mao Se Tung.
Fiction and nonfiction are pretty much the same in these instances... they were dark times where humanity was capable of such acts, it probably wasn't even all that shocking. Not that humanity isn't capable of of similar acts today, of course...
Nice work, at a glance it reminded me of the Salem Witch Trials painting by Thompkins Matteson.