Humbled Gentility

Better to be lowly and have a servant that to play the great man and lack bread -Proverbs 12:9
greuze:

Camille-Félix Bellanger, Abel (Detail), 1874-75

greuze:

Camille-Félix Bellanger, Abel (Detail), 1874-75

nedv:

Bouguereau, The Wave, 1896

medievalpoc:

Okay, so. This cameo brooch is almost certainly Italian, and almost certainly from the 1800s. Unfortunately, I did a terrible thing and apparently didn’t save the info that goes with it. And there is no way to do an image analysis search because I didn’t grab it online. :| *infinite facepalm* So if anyone has an artist or source for this cameo, please feel free to add it. I had been saving it for the last 1800s Week, but alas, my digging turned up nothing. It is, however, remarkable, and I still wanted to put it out there.

medievalpoc:

Okay, so. This cameo brooch is almost certainly Italian, and almost certainly from the 1800s. Unfortunately, I did a terrible thing and apparently didn’t save the info that goes with it. And there is no way to do an image analysis search because I didn’t grab it online. :| *infinite facepalm* So if anyone has an artist or source for this cameo, please feel free to add it. I had been saving it for the last 1800s Week, but alas, my digging turned up nothing. It is, however, remarkable, and I still wanted to put it out there.

medievalpoc:

Anonymous Venetian Artist
Cameo With Bust of an African Boy
Italy (c. 1590)
Sardonyx and Gold, Overall: 5/8 x 7/16in. (1.6 x 1.1cm); visible cameo: 15.8 x 13.2 mm.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
[x] [x]

medievalpoc:

Anonymous Venetian Artist

Cameo With Bust of an African Boy

Italy (c. 1590)

Sardonyx and Gold, Overall: 5/8 x 7/16in. (1.6 x 1.1cm); visible cameo: 15.8 x 13.2 mm.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

[x] [x]

c0ssette:

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema,The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888) details.

(via antiqueart)

artmastered:

Augustus Leopold Egg, Past and Present series, 1858, oil on canvas, Tate

This is a three-part set of paintings depicting the tragic aftermath of a discovered adultery. The first scene shows the father of the family reading a letter that tells of his wife’s infidelity; she is shown collapsed at his feet. In the second painting, the wife has left the family in light of the affair. The father has recently passed away, leaving the two orphaned young daughters to grieve for their lost parents, who are shown in portraits in the girls’ bedroom. The final scene, which takes place at the same time as the second, shows the now homeless mother. Two bare legs of a child can be seen beneath her shawl, indicating that she became pregnant through her affair. According to the Tate:

Egg’s pictures demonstrate how in Victorian England the full weight of the moral code fell upon women. A man could safely take a mistress without fear of recrimination, but for a woman to be unfaithful was an unforgivable crime. 

The Laurier Blazer from Frank and Oak

The Laurier Blazer from Frank and Oak