Tag Archives: Belgium

1900: Triptych

Constantin Meunier: Mine Triptych (Descent, Calvary, Ascent) (c. 1900)

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1509: The Most Curious Book in the World

The following entry appears in Charles Carroll Bombaugh’s Gleanings from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange of Excerpta, Curious, Humorous, and Instructive (1867): THE MOST CURIOUS BOOK IN THE WORLD The most singular bibliographic curiosity is that which belonged … Continue reading

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1920: Bombyx

Jehan Frison: Le Bombyx (1920)

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1907: The Boat of the Ideal

Constant Montald: The Boat of the Ideal (1907)

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1907: Landscape with Sign

Léon Spilliaert: Landscape with Sign, Nocturne (circa 1907)

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2002: Trickland

Michaël Borremans: Trickland (2002)

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1918: All Things Die, But All Will Be Resurrected

Detail from Léon Frédéric’s seven-panel work All Things Die, But All Will Be Resurrected through God’s Love (1893-1918). Here is the whole thing:

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1562: Namesakes

The city of Richmond, California is named after the city of Richmond, Virginia, which is named after the English town of Richmond near London, which was named for Richmond Palace, which Henry VII named after his ancestral home in Richmond, … Continue reading

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1690: Dance of the Rats

Ferdinand Van Kessel: The Dance of the Rats (1690)

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1647: The Rich Man Being Led to Hell

David Teniers the Younger: The Rich Man Being Led to Hell (c 1647) There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, … Continue reading

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