Tag Archives: 1840’s

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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1842: Faustine

Henri Lehmann: Faustine Léo (1842) (sources here and here)

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1842: Viennese

Rudolf von Alt: Solar Eclipse, Vienna (1842)

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1845: Daguerreotype with Daguerreotypes

Portrait of a Daguerreotypist Displaying Daguerreotypes and Cases, 1845, maker unknown. (source)

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