Tag Archives: 19th Century

1873: Sunset

Armand Guillaumin: Sunset over Ivry (1873)

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1895: A-ka-u-ku

In 1895, King Njoya of the Bamum, an ethnic group from what is now western Cameroon, invented an alphabet to record the history of his people. Njoya, who traced his linaege back 16 or 17 generations of kings, was insipred … Continue reading

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1890: Pig Disturber

William Weekes: Pigs Disturbed by a Hen; I made up the date.

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1899: O ye whales and all that move on the waters bless ye the Lord

Edward Arthur Fellowes Prynne: O ye whales and all that move on the waters bless ye the Lord (1899); from the Prayer of Azariah, a passage that appears in the book of Daniel in some versions of the Christian Bible: … Continue reading

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1828: Sala Dante

Joseph Anton Koch’s frescos of Dante’s Inferno (1825-28) decorate the Sala Dante in the Casino Massimo, a Roman Villa. Several scenes from the poem are illustrated here, including Dante and Virgil’s ride on the monster Geryon (upper right) and Count … Continue reading

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1883: Quiet Seascape

William Trost Richards: Quiet Seascape (1883)

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1891: May Day

Happy May Day! Walter Crane: The Triumph of Labour (1891)

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