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This publicity image of the SS Kaiser Wilhelm II in front of the Great Pyramids of Egypt was painted in the Otto Bollhagen studios around the time of the ship’s completion in 1903. During World War I, the ship was … Continue reading
Caspar David Friedrich: Evening with Clouds (1824)
From Johann Matthäus Bechstein’s Gemeinnützige Naturgeschichte Deutschlands nach allen drey Reichen: ein Handbuch zur deutlichern und vollständigern Selbstbelehrung besonders für Forstmänner, Jugendlehrer und Oekonomen, volume 4 (1795): Twenty-four different strains or couplets may be reckoned in the song of a … Continue reading
Saint Hildegard, a 12th century German Benedictine abbess, was a mystic, composer, and philosopher who wrote works on topics as diverse as theology, botany, and medicine. She began experiencing visions at the age of three, ultimately chronicling a lifetime of … Continue reading
Max Jensen: Seagulls over the Waves; I made up the date.
Patrick von Kalckreuth: Seascape The painting is undated. Von Kalckreuth (1892–1970) was born Patrick Dunbar, but changed his name after his father died and his mother married Richard von Kalckreuth in 1931. The signature on the panting thus indicates a … Continue reading