Tag Archives: 1880’s

1883: Umbrella

“What is it I am painting ? A little girl who has put her black petticoat over her shoulders, and is carrying her umbrella open. I am working out of doors, and it rains almost every day.” Marie Bashkirtseff: The … Continue reading

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1880: Midday

Vladimir Orlovsky: Midday (1880)

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1885: Wave

Thomas Alexander Harrison: Wave (1885) (source)

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1882: Waves

Alfred Thompson Bricher: Breaking Waves (c. 1882)

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1814: The Fairy Vessel Performed its Little Voyage

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelley loved paper boats: Shelley’s walks, when not determined elsewhere, often tended in the direction of a pond at no great distance from Primrose Hill, very proper for the delectable amusement of sailing paper boats; or … Continue reading

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1911: Autumn Leaves

From the December 9, 1911 issue of The Outlook: A number of years ago I was invited to visit a friend who lived at a large and beautiful country-seat on the Hudson. Shortly after my arrival I started, with a … Continue reading

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1882: A Singular Event

I am obliged to record in my journal of this date (April 16, 1882) a singular event which I am forced to believe because of the overwhelming evidence. Yesterday, while engaged in the trial of Richard Mandel…I was brought to … Continue reading

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