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The tomb of Anne of Cleves: medallions, statues and bosses.

John Preston  Neale, from The history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peter, Westminster vol. 2, by Edward Wedlake Brayley, London, 1818.

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The tomb of Anne of Cleves: medallions, statues and bosses.

John Preston Neale, from The history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peter, Westminster vol. 2, by Edward Wedlake Brayley, London, 1818.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Leon sends him to meet his maker.

 from Roland furieux (Orlando Furioso or The Frenzy of Orlando), by Ludovico Ariosto, Paris, 1864.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

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Leon sends him to meet his maker.

from Roland furieux (Orlando Furioso or The Frenzy of Orlando), by Ludovico Ariosto, Paris, 1864.

A zip file containing the six illustrations of the latest series can be downloaded at this link.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, August 2, 2014
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He threw a cord around her neck and hung her to a young elm.

From Roland furieux (Orlando Furioso or The Frenzy of Orlando), by Ludovico Ariosto, Paris, 1864.

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He threw a cord around her neck and hung her to a young elm.

From Roland furieux (Orlando Furioso or The Frenzy of Orlando), by Ludovico Ariosto, Paris, 1864.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, August 2, 2014
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I knew what would have been my lot.

T. H. Nicholson, from The adventures of Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, London, 1862.

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I knew what would have been my lot.

T. H. Nicholson, from The adventures of Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, London, 1862.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The game is done! I’ve won, I’ve won!

Gerald Metcalfe, from Poems, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, London, 1907.

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The game is done! I’ve won, I’ve won!

Gerald Metcalfe, from Poems, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, London, 1907.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Frontispiece to Goethe’s Faust illustrated by Eugène Delacroix.

Achille Devéria, From Les monstres dans l’art (Monsters in art), by Edmond Valton, Paris, 1905.

(This artwork is sometimes - in this book, for instance - mistakenly attributed to Delacroix. It was initially used on the front cover of the copies of Faust sold without binding, and is not part of the series of illustrations created by Delacroix.)

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Frontispiece to Goethe’s Faust illustrated by Eugène Delacroix.

Achille Devéria, From Les monstres dans l’art (Monsters in art), by Edmond Valton, Paris, 1905.

(This artwork is sometimes - in this book, for instance - mistakenly attributed to Delacroix. It was initially used on the front cover of the copies of Faust sold without binding, and is not part of the series of illustrations created by Delacroix.)

(Source: archive.org)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Fauchelevent took the shovel, and Jean Valjean the pick-axe.

Gustave Brion, from Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo, Paris, 1867.

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Fauchelevent took the shovel, and Jean Valjean the pick-axe.

Gustave Brion, from Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo, Paris, 1867.

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Friday, June 6, 2014
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The plague of Helliant. From Once a week.

John E. Millais, from The life and work of Sir Frederick Leighton, Sir John E. Millais, L. Alma Tadema, by Leonora Lang, Walter Armstrong, Helen Zimmern, London, 1886.

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The plague of Helliant. From Once a week.

John E. Millais, from The life and work of Sir Frederick Leighton, Sir John E. Millais, L. Alma Tadema, by Leonora Lang, Walter Armstrong, Helen Zimmern, London, 1886.

(Source: archive.org)

Monday, June 2, 2014