Tag Archives: 1840’s

1844: The Real Brain of All Things

That which is for me through the medium of money—that for which I can pay (i.e., which money can buy)—that am I myself, the possessor of the money. The extent of the power of money is the extent of my … Continue reading

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1842: Snowstorm

J. M. W. Turner: Snow Storm: Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth (c 1842)

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1822: Clouds

John Constable: Cloud Study (1822) Twenty of Constable’s studies of skies made during this season are in my possession, and there is but one among them in which a vestige of landscape is introduced. They are painted in oil, on … Continue reading

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1846: The System According to the Holy Scriptures

The Muggletonians were a radical Protestant sect that originated in the seventeenth century when London tailors John Reeve and Lodowick Muggleton announced themselves as the prophets foretold in the Book of Revelation. Along with Diggers, Ranters, and Levellers, Muggletonians comprised … Continue reading

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1844: The Bridge of Infinities

J. J. Grandville: The Bridge of Infinities, an illustration from Un Autre Monde (1844)

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1842: Behold the Beast with the Sharpened Tail!

In cantos XVI and XVII of the Inferno, Dante and his guide Virgil meet the monster Geryon, who alights on the edge of the abyss after Virgil has summoned him. In front, he has the face of an innocent man, … Continue reading

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1840: Sunset

Johan Christian Clausen Dahl: Sunset over the River Elbe, Dresden (c. 1840)

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