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Apr 21, 2014 / 3,302 notes
valinaraii:

Illustration for P. Franc-Lecomte’s Histoire de Napoléon II né roi de Rome, mort duc de Reichstadt: the ghost of Absolutism haunts the young man’s dreams.
Gallica
Apr 20, 2014 / 26 notes

valinaraii:

Illustration for P. Franc-Lecomte’s Histoire de Napoléon II né roi de Rome, mort duc de Reichstadt: the ghost of Absolutism haunts the young man’s dreams.

Gallica

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laclefdescoeurs:

Procesión de Semana Santa en la Calle Mateos Gago, Sevilla, 1896, Manuel García Rodríguez
Apr 19, 2014 / 322 notes

laclefdescoeurs:

Procesión de Semana Santa en la Calle Mateos Gago, Sevilla, 1896, Manuel García Rodríguez


Xavier Dolan by Shayne Laverdière, Candy Magazine, 2013
Apr 19, 2014 / 319 notes

Xavier Dolan by Shayne Laverdière, Candy Magazine, 2013

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amicus-lesu:

Dura Lex Sed Lex - Paul Jean Gervais
Apr 19, 2014 / 640 notes

amicus-lesu:

Dura Lex Sed Lex - Paul Jean Gervais

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tierradentro:

“Woodland Prayer”, 1915, Egon Schiele.

For Good Friday.
Apr 19, 2014 / 144 notes

tierradentro:

Woodland Prayer”, 1915, Egon Schiele.

For Good Friday.

ladycashasatiger:

jaded-mandarin:

Thomas Gainsborough. Detail from Thomas Linley the Elder, 1760.

Linley the Elder (1733-1795) was the head of a very musical family. The son of a carpenter, he made his name in Bath as an organist at the Abbey and playing the harpsichord at the Assembly Rooms; in that city, Linley was a fierce rival of the Hanoverian William Herschel, who famously supported his astronomical hobby through musical performances. In 1752 he married a equally talented lady by the name of Mary Johnson (1729-1820), before becoming part of the management at Drury Lane Theatre in 1774, where he employed his children to great effect, though they were believed to be considerably overworked. His eldest daughter Elizabeth eloped with the playwright MP Richard Brinsley Sheridan. The Gentleman’s Magazine wrote in his obituary:

His works are not distinguished by any striking marks of original genius, but they uniformly manifest taste, feeling, and a full knowledge of his art. The publick are indebted to him for many beautiful airs; he has harmonized with great judgement the melodies of former writers; and, if it was not in his power to astonish by sublime effects, his compositions always soothe and charm by delicacy, simplicity and tenderness. (ODNB) 
Apr 19, 2014 / 59 notes

ladycashasatiger:

jaded-mandarin:

Thomas Gainsborough. Detail from Thomas Linley the Elder, 1760.

Linley the Elder (1733-1795) was the head of a very musical family. The son of a carpenter, he made his name in Bath as an organist at the Abbey and playing the harpsichord at the Assembly Rooms; in that city, Linley was a fierce rival of the Hanoverian William Herschel, who famously supported his astronomical hobby through musical performances. In 1752 he married a equally talented lady by the name of Mary Johnson (1729-1820), before becoming part of the management at Drury Lane Theatre in 1774, where he employed his children to great effect, though they were believed to be considerably overworked. His eldest daughter Elizabeth eloped with the playwright MP Richard Brinsley Sheridan. The Gentleman’s Magazine wrote in his obituary:

His works are not distinguished by any striking marks of original genius, but they uniformly manifest taste, feeling, and a full knowledge of his art. The publick are indebted to him for many beautiful airs; he has harmonized with great judgement the melodies of former writers; and, if it was not in his power to astonish by sublime effects, his compositions always soothe and charm by delicacy, simplicity and tenderness. (ODNB) 

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Apr 19, 2014 / 136 notes

laclefdescoeurs:

Crucifixion by the Romans, 1887, Vasily Vereshchagin

thelastkaiser:


Hayy gurl!

Hallo…
Apr 18, 2014 / 14 notes

thelastkaiser:

Hayy gurl!

Hallo…

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chimneyfish:

Procession In the Fog, 1828
Ernst Ferdinand Oehme
Apr 18, 2014 / 752 notes

chimneyfish:

Procession In the Fog, 1828

Ernst Ferdinand Oehme

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