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Frantz Widenmann, Collegium chirurgicum über die Bandagen, Johann Jakob Lotter, Augsburg, 1745

Frantz Widenmann, Collegium chirurgicum über die Bandagen, Johann Jakob Lotter, Augsburg, 1745

British Lit. and the Renaissance / Lycanthropy and Werewolves: Superstition

and the Renaissance / Lycanthropy and Werewolves: Superstition

Plate from "Cecilia oder Geschichte einer reichen Waise," Danie Nikolaus Chodowiecki, etching, 1787, German.

Plate from "Cecilia oder Geschichte einer reichen Waise," Danie Nikolaus…

How to Look at a Good Idea, P.M., August 4, 1946. ©2013 ESTATE OF AD REINHARDT/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK; COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK/LONDON.

Ad Reinhardt, "How to Look at a Good Idea," PM (August (© 2013 Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society [ARS], New York;

Czechoslovakia. Blue Underwing Moth. Catocala is a generally Holarctic genus of owlet moths (family Noctuidae or superfamily Noctuoidea) commonly known as underwing moths or simply underwings. The genus name Catocala roughly means "beautiful hindwings". It is a combination of two Ancient Greek words, kato (κάτω, "the rear one" or "the lower one"), and kalos (καλός, "beautiful")

Another absolutely stunning Czech stamp this time by Max Švabinský and engraved by Jindra Schmidt. Love those subtle colours and that expert crosshatching. Like an Edward Gorey short story set in medieval Central Europe.

Italian philosopher, theologian, and Dominican friar, Saint Thomas Aquinas, died #OnThisDay

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“Italian philosopher, theologian, and Dominican friar, Saint Thomas Aquinas, died

Israhel van Meckenem. The Singer and the Lute Player.  c. 1495. The Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.

Full: Front The Lute Player and the Singer; the couple seated within an interior; second state. 1500 Engraving © The Trustees of the British Museum

Vincent Van Gogh Letter Sketch, The Hague: January - middle of month, 1882Van Gogh Museum

artemisdreaming: “ Woman at the Window, Knitting Vincent Van Gogh Letter Sketch, The Hague: January - middle of month, 1882 Van Gogh Museum Larger image: HERE ”

Ed Fairburn Creates Magnificent Portraits On Maps - UltraLinx

Ed Fairburn Creates Magnificent Portraits On Maps

Unconventional portraits drawn on paper maps by Ed Fairburn - Artists Inspire Artists

In 1402, St. Mary of Bethlehem, an asylum popularly known as Bedlam, opened to receive mental patients in England. The institution itself was founded in 1247 as a priory. The famous painting of Bedlam is by William Hogarth, 1735.

Ch 27 In St. Mary of Bethlehem, an asylum popularly known as Bedlam, opened to receive mental patients in England. The institution itself was founded in 1247 as a priory. The famous painting of Bedlam is by William Hogarth,

Frontispiece to Ingratitude; to Mr Pope. Anonymous, 1733.   A nobleman holds a struggling Alexander Pope at the hips while another urinates on his backside; a third stands to the left, laughing, while a fourth on the right observes. Pope cries out "Damn me if I don't put you all in the Dunciad!"

Pope alexander an essay on criticism full essay-on-criticism. An Essay on Criticism Alexander Pope 'Tis hard to say, if greater Want of Skill Appear in. Some Lucky LICENCE answers to the full

Woman with a chastity belt offers a key to a man with fools ears and a fool empties a sheet of lice into a basket. Engraving by Heinrich Wirrich, Germany, 1575-1600.

Woman with a chastity belt offers a key to a man with fools ears and a fool empties a sheet of lice into a basket. Engraving by Heinrich Wirrich, Germany,

Grandes Chroniques de France Fol 290r, 1375-1380, Henri du Trévou & Raoulet d’Orléans

Grandes Chroniques de France Fol 290r, 1375-1380, Henri du Trévou & Raoulet d’Orléans

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