Light Green and Orange Gown (Stronghold Olde English Faire 2012)
Elizabethan Green and Orange Gown (Stronghold Olde English Faire 2012)
One of the wax figures from a new exhibition at Hever Castle, showing Anne Boleyn reading a love letter from Henry VIII.
Valente Celle Tomb, 1893, The Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa - Italy
Sculptor: Giulio Monteverde (Bistagno, Alessandria, 1837 - Roma 1917)
The funeral monument called “Eternal Drama” represents a real Dans macabre, the futile attempt of life to escape the inevitable embrace of death. The sculptor Giulio Monteverde underlines, in this sculpture, the contrast between the sensuality of the beautiful young woman who personifies Life (caught in the moment in which , wearied by the vain struggle, she is about to surrender herself to the terrible spectre who has chosen her as his prey) and the rigid impassiveness of Death which seizes her. http://grabschonheiten.diary.ru/p81440998.htm?oam
Ottonian crown on display at the Essen Cathedral Treasury, Germany, circa 1100.(via mediumaevum)
history meme | seven pairings: queen victoria and prince albert
The match between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was probably the most famous royal pairing in the recent history. The marriage resulted in nine children, forty-two grandchildren, and eighty-eight great-grandchildren. Many of the Royal Houses bore their descendants, making Victoria the “grandmother of Europe.”
A fire at the Rotunda building on the campus of University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, 1895. By Rufus W. Holsinger.
Madame Moitessier, 1851
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
The Queen is wearing eighteenth-century dress (with the ribbon and star of the Garter), her hair powdered and crowned with a diadem and a fan in her right hand. On 6 June 1845 a masked ball was held at Buckingham Palace and the Queen had recorded in her Journal that she had herself ‘coiffée [her hair styled] like the other day, with powder…with a diadem…I had myself sketched by 2 painters’.
Inscribed on the back with the names of the artist and sitter and the date, 4 June 1845.