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Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806)
“Venus and Cupid (The Day)”
Badge with the Virgin and Child, Medieval Art
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Silver, partial-gilt
Louis-Émile Durandelle Le Nouvel Opera de Paris, Bronzes, Candelabraes, Lustres, Torcheres–Appliques–Lampadaires, 1866
Catching Butterflies (detail), Émile Eisman-Semenowsky, late 19th century. Oil on canvas.
he was sketching one of the paintings + he seemed so precious
Beatus of Liébana, Commentaria in Apocalypsin (the ‘Beatus of Saint-Sever’), Saint-Sever before 1072
BnF, Latin 8878, fol. 184v
ab. 1680 Johannes de Ram - Amsteldam; Havana Fortus; Nieu Amsterdam
(Victoria and Albert Museum)
Carlo Dolci, “Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist” (detail) (1665-1670)
The Sleep of Sorrow and the Dream of Joy | Photo by Scott Wylie on Flickr
One of the favourite pictures I took whilst in Rome.
Caravaggio “David with the head of Goliath”
On Wednesdays We Wear Pink:
Or we wear our hair pink as these two sitters in the miniatures by John Smart.
From left to right:
“A Lady, wearing a low-cut pearl-bordered yellow bodice with mauve bow, fur-bordered
mauve dress with jewelled pearl and sapphire clasp and embroidered pointed lace collar,
her hair worn curled and pink-powdered and decorated with white ostrich feather”, 1785, John Smart.
“A Young Man, presumed to be ‘John Bertram’, wearing a blue jacket with white
waistcoat decorated with gold stitching and a black neckerchief, his pink hair
powdered and worn en queue”, 1773, John Smart.
Sychrov_17 by Aderhine
Sychrov, Czech Republic
© Aderhine photography
THREE BLACK BEADED BAGS, EARLY 20th C.
One having celluloid frame inset with rhinestones and one silver metal frame with cherubs, both having steel beaded design on black ground, (few rusted beads on celluloid bag, lining torn). One fringed pouch with silver metal filigree frame
Baudry Paul Jacques Aimé (1828-1886) Enièvement de Psyché