Monday


Charles I by Daniel Mytens, 1632
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Memorial ring commemorating Charles I


This gold ring has an oval bezel that opens to form
a concealed locket, containing an enamelled portrait
of Charles I (reigned 1625-49). The hinged lid is set
with a diamond on an enamelled ground.
England, around1650
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Memorial ring, 1592


Women's memorial ring from 1592 made out of gold
and rock crystal. The inscription on the inside reads:
'The cruel seas, remember, took him in November'
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Nikolai Konstantinovich Kalmakov (1873-1955):
'Artemis and the sleeping Endymion'
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The Mermaid, by Henry O’Hara Clive. Cover art
for American Weekly, March 26, 1939
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Clay Witt: 'Leviathan'
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Virgil Finlay (1914-1971)


Illustration for Minna Irving’s poem,
The Spirit Boats, 1923, illustration
from Fantastic Mysteries, 1951
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From A Man of the Renaissance by Wyman Guin,
illustrated 1964
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Cute cat embroidery ...


...by textile and mixed media
artist Jane Poulton...see more
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Andersen Studio, Etsy


sitting cat


kitten

Andersen Studio, Etsy


seal


polar bear

Thanks Dsata!! Michel Fraile...


L'Ours au Louvre

Thanks Dsata for these wonderful photo by Michel Fraile.
They really made me smile!!


L' Ours sur le pont Alexandre III


L'Ours sur le pont de Bir-Hakeim


L'Ours devant l'Arc de Triomph

Sunday

Karel Vítězslav Mašek (1865-1927)


The Beekeeper


Girl with a Whistle


Portrait of Zdenka Maskova (Artist's Daughter), 1905

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Carpeaux Valenciennes: Le Printemps



Le Printemps or Flore accroupie,
by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875)
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Federico Barocci (ca. 1526 -1612)


The Head of a Woman Looking Down to the Right
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Head of a Young Woman in
Frontal View, ca. 1550-60
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Gaston Phébus (1331-1391): 'Livre de la chasse'

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Gaston Phébus, Livre de la chasse, ca. 1410

Gaston was one of the greatest huntsmen of his day, and
hunted literally to his dying day - he died of a stroke as he
was washing his hands after returning from a bear hunt.
His 'Livre de chasse' was written between 1387 and 1388.
It was dedicated to Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy.
Recorded in the book are different stages of hunting and
hunting different animals. The book also describes animal
behavior, offers advice to poor gentry how they may enjoy
hunting without bankrupting themselves, and is even
sympathetic to the peasant poacher because he
too has the hunting instinct
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Hand printed rustic cushion covers...




birds


weasel


hares

Two friends...in a nut shell


...with the cutest rabbits...


Stoneware made by Paul and Denise Morris -
I could buy the whole shop!
Morris Pottery, Etsy


Plate with gray hare


Mug with rabbits


Plate with rabbits

Pisanello (1395-1455)


The vision of St. Eustace, 1440
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...more Gaston Phébus' illumations...


Les connils (les lapins) from Livre de chasse
de Gaston III, Comte de Foix
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details

Saturday

Ferdinand Hodler (1853 -1918)


Portrait of the dancer Giulia Leonardi, 1910
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Italian Woman. Giulia Leonard
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An Italian Woman


Giulia Leonardi, 1910
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