Tag Archives: 1860’s

1863: Sheep in a Boat

Rosa Bonheur: Changing Pastures (1863)

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1869: Ayu Dag

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky: View of the Ayu Dag (1869)

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1865: The Master Is Dead, the Master Is Dead

A North German custom and superstition is, that if the master of the house dies, a person must go to the Beehive, knock, and repeat these words: “The master is dead, the master is dead,” else the Bees will fly … Continue reading

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1865: The Gloomy Path

Elihu Vedder: The Gloomy Path (1865)

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1867: Ambo le Man per lo Dolor mi Morsi

In the lowest depths of Hell, Dante and Virgil come upon the souls of Count Ugolino della Gherardesca and his political enemy Archbishop Ruggieri. Both are frozen in ice up to their necks; Ugolino is behind Ruggieri, gnawing on the … Continue reading

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1867: New Hampshire

David Johnson: Lancaster New Hampshire Farmland (1867)

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1862: Traveling Companions

Augustus Leopold Egg: The Travelling Companions (1862) The city in the background of this painting is Menton, on the Côte d’Azur, which had become a popular destination for sufferers of tuberculosis following the 1861 publication of Dr. James Henry Bennet’s … Continue reading

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