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In the turmoil of the English Civil War (1642-1651), an engraving based on this portrait of King Charles I underwent a remarkable number of transformations. The original portrait was painted by Anthony van Dyck in 1633 (above). The French engraver … Continue reading
Thomas Alexander Harrison: The Sea. I think this is a photogravure print of one of his paintings. I made up the date.
J. J. Grandville: The Bridge of Infinities, an illustration from Un Autre Monde (1844)
Ambroise Paré’s designed this mechanical hand—which he named “Le Petit Lorrain” — in the 1550’s for a French Army captain. The thumb is stationary, but a mechanical lever operates the other fingers. This illustration is taken from a 1663 edition … Continue reading
Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues: A Young Daughter of the Picts (ca. 1585) An engraving based on this miniature appeared in the section on Picts and ancient Britons in Thomas Hariot’s Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land … Continue reading
Chauvet Cave, Panel of the Lions (Aurignacian culture, ca. 30,000 – 32,000 ya) (source)