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France 19th century — Embroidery and pieces of finery of Breton peasants.

Auguste Racinet, from Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 6, Paris, 1888.

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France 19th century — Embroidery and pieces of finery of Breton peasants.

Auguste Racinet, from Le costume historique (The costume history) vol. 6, Paris, 1888.

(Source: archive.org)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Head of a lion whose lips extend into foliage.

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

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Head of a lion whose lips extend into foliage.

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

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Grotesque panel by Zancarli. Fight between two dragons, with children and satyrs.

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

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Grotesque panel by Zancarli. Fight between two dragons, with children and satyrs.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Grotesque panel by Zancarli. Fish-tailed character fighting a centaur.

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

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Grotesque panel by Zancarli. Fish-tailed character fighting a centaur.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Monday, June 16, 2014
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Chimeras at Dieppe.

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

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Chimeras at Dieppe.

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

(Source: archive.org)

Monday, June 16, 2014
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Vase N°266.

From Selection of vases, statues, busts, &c., from terra-cottas, by J. M. Blashfield, London, 1857.

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Vase N°266.

From Selection of vases, statues, busts, &c., from terra-cottas, by J. M. Blashfield, London, 1857.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
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Vase with an allegory of Shakespeare’s play of The Tempest. 

From Selection of vases, statues, busts, &c., from terra-cottas, by J. M. Blashfield, London, 1857.

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Vase with an allegory of Shakespeare’s play of The Tempest.

From Selection of vases, statues, busts, &c., from terra-cottas, by J. M. Blashfield, London, 1857.

(Source: archive.org)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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But now of hope the calendes biginne.

Edward Burne-Jones, from The works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Hammersmith, 1896.

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