Poster by Paul Berthon designed for the Salon des Arts Libéraux, ca. 1900.
Description: A striking design of two women by a lithographic printing press. Like all Berthon’s posters, it was designed as a decorative lithograph in which the text played no real part, but was confined to reserves outside the subject.
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Poster by Paul Berthon designed for the Salon des Arts Libéraux, ca. 1900.

Description: A striking design of two women by a lithographic printing press. Like all Berthon’s posters, it was designed as a decorative lithograph in which the text played no real part, but was confined to reserves outside the subject.

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Unsolved - Thomas Edwin Mostyn ~1903

Unsolved - Thomas Edwin Mostyn ~1903

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1931

1931

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michaelmoonsbookshop:

Tales from the Derbyshire Hills 
Art nouveau influence covers 1907

michaelmoonsbookshop:

Tales from the Derbyshire Hills 

Art nouveau influence covers 1907

michaelmoonsbookshop:

printed pictorial covers 1878

michaelmoonsbookshop:

printed pictorial covers 1878

michaelmoonsbookshop:

Robinson Crusoe 
19th Century Edition c1880

michaelmoonsbookshop:

Robinson Crusoe 

19th Century Edition c1880

indigodreams:

Shirley Hibberd, Familiar garden flowers, London: Cassell, [1879 -188-], 3 vols. by University of Stirling Archives on Flickr

indigodreams:

Shirley Hibberd, Familiar garden flowers, London: Cassell, [1879 -188-], 3 vols.
by University of Stirling Archives

on Flickr

indigodreams:

Days With The English Poets
Published by Hodder & Stoughton .

indigodreams:

Days With The English Poets

Published by Hodder & Stoughton .

A lady reading in the mirror, Unknown Artist, Austrian School

A lady reading in the mirror, Unknown Artist, Austrian School

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Student daydreaming during class. Photograph by Allan Grant. Florida, USA, March 1947. Time Life Pictures.
Hardly a sycophantic “celebrity photographer,” Grant (1919-2008) was perfectly aware of his own skills as a photographer, and a newsman. When asked in an early 1990s interview by LIFE staffer, John Loengard, what kind of photographer he thought he was, Grant replied with a refreshing directness: “I would say a good one, for starters. I stayed [at LIFE] for a long time. I was very versatile; I did everything.”

Student daydreaming during class. Photograph by Allan Grant. Florida, USA, March 1947. Time Life Pictures.

Hardly a sycophantic “celebrity photographer,” Grant (1919-2008) was perfectly aware of his own skills as a photographer, and a newsman. When asked in an early 1990s interview by LIFE staffer, John Loengard, what kind of photographer he thought he was, Grant replied with a refreshing directness: “I would say a good one, for starters. I stayed [at LIFE] for a long time. I was very versatile; I did everything.”

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A Quiet Hour - John White Alexander (1856-1915) - ca. 1901
Oil on canvas - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

A Quiet Hour - John White Alexander (1856-1915) - ca. 1901

Oil on canvas - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky - Inspiration

Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky - Inspiration

wiscohisto:

Hardanger fiddle with lion’s head, carved by Martin Cliff, Blue Mounds, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1895.

The Hardanger fiddle is a traditional Norwegian musical instrument with eight strings.

via: Mount Horeb Area Historical Society by way of Wisconsin Decorative Arts Database

heaveninawildflower:

'The Excellency of the Pen and the Pencil, Exemplifying the Uses of them in the Most Exquisite and Mysterious Arts of Drawing, Etching, Engraving, Limning, Painting in Oyl, Washing of Maps and Pictures.'

Printed by Thomas Ratcliff and Thomas Daniel for Dorman Newman and Richard Jones (1668).

https://archive.org/stream/excellencyofpenp00ratc#page/n3/mode/2up

Limning was book illumination.

heaveninawildflower:
'Afternoon Amusements' (1863) by Johann Georg Meyer (1813–1886).
Wikimedia.

heaveninawildflower:

'Afternoon Amusements' (1863) by Johann Georg Meyer (1813–1886).

Wikimedia.