Monday, October 20, 2014
1910-again:

Charles Angrand, The Good Samaritan 1895

1910-again:

Charles Angrand, The Good Samaritan 1895

Friday, October 17, 2014

russian-style:

And here are some nice illustration to the Lermontov’s drama “Masquerade” (1835) by Nicolai Kuzmin

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
centuriespast:

F. Hugo d’AlésiFrench, 1849 - 1906
Exposition du Cenenaire de la Lithographie: Gallerie Rapp, 1897
Offset lithograph
Bell Gallery

centuriespast:

F. Hugo d’Alési
French, 1849 - 1906
Exposition du Cenenaire de la Lithographie: Gallerie Rapp, 1897
Offset lithograph
Bell Gallery
Saturday, October 11, 2014
arcadiainteriorana:

The Dockside Liverpool at Night (Detail)John Atkinson Grimshaw (British, 1836–1893)
Oil on canvas, 31.75 x 47 cm, 1886.Private Collection.

arcadiainteriorana:

The Dockside Liverpool at Night (Detail)
John Atkinson Grimshaw (British, 1836–1893)

Oil on canvas, 31.75 x 47 cm, 1886.
Private Collection.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Austrian infantry officer, 1815
Source

Austrian infantry officer, 1815

Source

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

James Ensor, Skeletons Fighting over a Pickled Herring
1891

James Ensor, Skeletons Fighting over a Pickled Herring

1891

(Source: sexhaver)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ek-tahyp:

JMW Turner landscapes.

Burg Treis, c.1839

Arth, on the Lake of Zug. Early Morning: Sample Study, c.1842–3

The Blue Rigi, 1842

Monday, October 6, 2014
fleurdulys:

Moonlight Scene, Houses in the Background - Leon Bonvin
1864

fleurdulys:

Moonlight Scene, Houses in the Background - Leon Bonvin

1864

di-biancoenero:

Conte Emanuele Cacherano  di Bricherasio, tenente del reggimento di cavalleria Piemonte Reale (2°), 1893
photo source: bdp.it
Count di Bricherasio, a former officer of the Piemonte Reale Cavalleria, was the heir of a wealthy and most ancient aristocratic family inTurin. An enthusiast about progress and  technology, today his name is sadly forgotten but  he has been the promoter and deviser of many important events . He was the most active promoter and first of the nine founders of the F.I.A.T. ( Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) ; he was one of the founders of the Italian Automobile Club; in 1902, he was  the organizer of the Susa-Moncenisio race, the most ancient climb hill race; he was among the creators of  L’Automobile, the first magazine about cars; in 1903 he was one of the members of the international commission which made the first  highway code. Bricherasio died  aged only 35 in 1904 , under mysterious circumstances. As he was found dead in the castle of a Royal House member, no legal investigation was conducted as this was common in those days. According to some assumptions, he commited suicide to avoid a love scandal; others believe he was the victim of a contract killing. Bricherasio’s  closest  friend, the great equestrian champion Federico Caprilli, was the only person allowed to see the body. Caprilli died three years later, also in never clarified circumstances, and the secret was buried with him.

di-biancoenero:

Conte Emanuele Cacherano  di Bricherasio, tenente del reggimento di cavalleria Piemonte Reale (2°), 1893

photo source: bdp.it

Count di Bricherasio, a former officer of the Piemonte Reale Cavalleria, was the heir of a wealthy and most ancient aristocratic family inTurin. An enthusiast about progress and  technology, today his name is sadly forgotten but  he has been the promoter and deviser of many important events . He was the most active promoter and first of the nine founders of the F.I.A.T. ( Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino) ; he was one of the founders of the Italian Automobile Club; in 1902, he was  the organizer of the Susa-Moncenisio race, the most ancient climb hill race; he was among the creators of  L’Automobile, the first magazine about cars; in 1903 he was one of the members of the international commission which made the first  highway code. Bricherasio died  aged only 35 in 1904 , under mysterious circumstances. As he was found dead in the castle of a Royal House member, no legal investigation was conducted as this was common in those days. According to some assumptions, he commited suicide to avoid a love scandal; others believe he was the victim of a contract killing. Bricherasio’s  closest  friend, the great equestrian champion Federico Caprilli, was the only person allowed to see the body. Caprilli died three years later, also in never clarified circumstances, and the secret was buried with him.

Sunday, October 5, 2014
viktor-sbor:

Jules Monge, 1855-1934, Soldats au lavoir (“Vive la classe 1892 ! ”).

viktor-sbor:

Jules Monge, 1855-1934, Soldats au lavoir (“Vive la classe 1892 ! ”).