Sunday, June 15, 2014
viktor-sbor:

"Подгулявшие казаки" Европейская литография XIXвека

viktor-sbor:

"Подгулявшие казаки" Европейская литография XIXвека

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
alwayswantedtobeareiter:

history-will-be-kind-to-me:

Satirical print, “Taming of the shrew: —Katharine & Petruchio; —The modern Quixotte, —or, what you will—" by James Gillray, April 1791
Cartoon shows Catherine II, faint and shying away from William Pitt, who appears as Petruchio, and Don Quixote on horseback (a lean George III whose authority has been usurped by Pitt), seated behind Pitt are the King of Prussia and a figure representing Holland as Sancho Panza, Selim III kneels to kiss the horse’s tail; a gaunt figure representing the old order in France and Leopold II render assistance to Catherine by preventing her from falling to the ground.

This is a reference to the Oczakov crisis, when Pitt’s government attempted to get involved in the Russo-Turkish war that had been raging since the late 1780s. Russia had captured the Turkish fort of Oczakov on the Black Sea; in an attempt to redress the balance of power in Eastern Europe Pitt’s government tried to make Russia give it back. When it seemed likely that Britain would have to fight to enforce its demand, Pitt backed down.

alwayswantedtobeareiter:

history-will-be-kind-to-me:

Satirical print, “Taming of the shrew: —Katharine & Petruchio; —The modern Quixotte, —or, what you will—" by James Gillray, April 1791

Cartoon shows Catherine II, faint and shying away from William Pitt, who appears as Petruchio, and Don Quixote on horseback (a lean George III whose authority has been usurped by Pitt), seated behind Pitt are the King of Prussia and a figure representing Holland as Sancho Panza, Selim III kneels to kiss the horse’s tail; a gaunt figure representing the old order in France and Leopold II render assistance to Catherine by preventing her from falling to the ground.

This is a reference to the Oczakov crisis, when Pitt’s government attempted to get involved in the Russo-Turkish war that had been raging since the late 1780s. Russia had captured the Turkish fort of Oczakov on the Black Sea; in an attempt to redress the balance of power in Eastern Europe Pitt’s government tried to make Russia give it back. When it seemed likely that Britain would have to fight to enforce its demand, Pitt backed down.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

varietas:

Tullio Pericoli: Jorge Luis Borges / Anton Chekhov/ Franz Kafka / Robert Musil / Marcel Proust / Virginia Woolf / Italo Calvino / Samuel Beckett / James Joyce /  Albert Einstein 

(more here and here)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
edwarddespard:

La Caricature has Louis-Philippe and co trying to topple Marianne - while the caption warns that if she falls, they will be crushed.

edwarddespard:

La Caricature has Louis-Philippe and co trying to topple Marianne - while the caption warns that if she falls, they will be crushed.

Sunday, April 13, 2014
dieweltvongestern:

drawing of an Italian soldier surrounded by bayonettes, on 18th August 1915 (the emperor’s birthday), apparently by an Austro-Hungarian soldier in Inft. Rgmt. Musik No 72 Pressburg.

dieweltvongestern:

drawing of an Italian soldier surrounded by bayonettes, on 18th August 1915 (the emperor’s birthday), apparently by an Austro-Hungarian soldier in Inft. Rgmt. Musik No 72 Pressburg.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
grenadierfifer:

thelastkaiser seems so down with mood tonight, so I fetch something from my last photo-session in library where I was browsing books about caricature for my thesis <:
Artist: William Orpen (1878-1931)

grenadierfifer:

thelastkaiser seems so down with mood tonight, so I fetch something from my last photo-session in library where I was browsing books about caricature for my thesis <:

Artist: William Orpen (1878-1931)

Monday, February 24, 2014
crazyredcoat:

'Commanders engaged at sea', Thomas Rowlandson, 1785
Rowlandson’s print takes a swipe at the officers in charge of the navy, accusing them of being decadent and unfit for service. The two admirals occupy their time gambling over a child’s toy while the proper objects of their attention – a navigational chart and plan – lie neglected underfoot

crazyredcoat:

'Commanders engaged at sea', Thomas Rowlandson, 1785

Rowlandson’s print takes a swipe at the officers in charge of the navy, accusing them of being decadent and unfit for service. The two admirals occupy their time gambling over a child’s toy while the proper objects of their attention – a navigational chart and plan – lie neglected underfoot

Some artillery fun by Fritz Schönpflug, I ignore the date. If I&#8217;m not mistaken, the Austrian German up there means: "I&#8217;m already tired!". "We&#8217;re gonna make it!".

Some artillery fun by Fritz Schönpflug, I ignore the date. If I’m not mistaken, the Austrian German up there means: "I’m already tired!". "We’re gonna make it!".

Friday, February 21, 2014
blackpaint20:

Editing Esnault &amp; Rapilly
The little master,  engraving c.1770-73

blackpaint20:

Editing Esnault & Rapilly

The little master,  engraving c.1770-73

oddresonance:

Geniuses of death: Otto von Bismarck (lithograph)
Edmond Jean Baptiste Guillaume

oddresonance:

Geniuses of death: Otto von Bismarck (lithograph)

Edmond Jean Baptiste Guillaume