older
ghosts-in-the-library:

fee-verte:

coffins-and-cupcakes:

thefancywalrus:

cl0venhoof:

therurrjurr:

heckyeahbenedictines:

liquidnight:

Afternoon skull examination at the Swiss Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln
[From the Klosterarchiv Einsiedeln]

ghosts-in-the-library:

fee-verte:

coffins-and-cupcakes:

thefancywalrus:

cl0venhoof:

therurrjurr:

heckyeahbenedictines:

liquidnight:

Afternoon skull examination at the Swiss Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln

[From the Klosterarchiv Einsiedeln]

brudesworld:

Josef Mandl's Triumfator, 1918

brudesworld:

Josef Mandl's Triumfator, 1918

i-justanotherfan:

"The Glorification of the government of Burgundy" by Pierre-Paul Prud’hon

i-justanotherfan:

"The Glorification of the government of Burgundy" by Pierre-Paul Prud’hon

fleurdulys:

Ceridwen - Christopher Williams

fleurdulys:

Ceridwen - Christopher Williams

themutator:

Sidekick

themutator:

Sidekick

cloggo:

EASTERN STEAMPUNK
By Christopher Perez from HERE

cloggo:

EASTERN STEAMPUNK

By Christopher Perez from HERE

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'The comedies of William Shakespeare' with many drawings by Edwin A. Abbey. Published 1896 by Harper and Brothers, New York.
See the complete book here.
fawnvelveteen:

Victorian Cameo of St. Michael  the Archangel Slaying the Devil

fawnvelveteen:

Victorian Cameo of St. Michael  the Archangel Slaying the Devil

speciesbarocus:

Archiginnasio, Bologna.
> Photo by Truus, Bob & Jan too! (2012).

speciesbarocus:

Archiginnasio, Bologna.

> Photo by Truus, Bob & Jan too! (2012).


"Galveston TX Gothic - Victorian house. The 21-room mansion features 32 stained-glass windows, four fireplaces and a widow’s walk; inside, it’s full of opulent Victorian features, including a grand paneled staircase, ceiling reliefs and elaborate chandeliers."

"Galveston TX Gothic - Victorian house. The 21-room mansion features 32 stained-glass windows, four fireplaces and a widow’s walk; inside, it’s full of opulent Victorian features, including a grand paneled staircase, ceiling reliefs and elaborate chandeliers."

russian-style:

And here are some nice illustration to the Lermontov’s drama “Masquerade” (1835) by Nicolai Kuzmin

art-of-swords:

The Irish Sword of State

  • Maker: George Bowers (goldsmith, active 1660)
  • Dated: 1660 - 1661
  • Medium: steel, silver gilt; the scabbard of wood, velvet, silver gilt
  • Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85), when King of Great Britain de facto (1660-85)
  • Provenance: supplied to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1660

The sword has a broad, straight, flat, two-edged steel blade with etched decoration, and a cruciform silver-gilt hilt, the quillons in the form of a rampant lion and unicorn, a harp at the front of the quillon block and a portcullis above. The wooden scabbard is covered in velvet with applied silver-gilt emblems including a rose, a thistle and the coat of arms of the period 1714-1801.

This sword was used to represent the sovereign when he or she was not physically present, as a symbol of royal authority. This example was used by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland as the sovereign’s representative and was borne by him on state occasions.

It was supplied to the Lord Lieutenant in 1660, although the scabbard dates from a later period. The Irish Sword of State was used until the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922, and was kept in Dublin until that date. It was added to the regalia in the Jewel House in 1959.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

hadrian6:

Detail : The Angel Freeing the Prophet Elijah. 1721. Pierre Denis Plumier. Flemish 1688-1721. carved oak pulpit - Notre Dame de la Chapelle. Brussels.
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hadrian6:

Detail : The Angel Freeing the Prophet Elijah. 1721. Pierre Denis Plumier. Flemish 1688-1721. carved oak pulpit - Notre Dame de la Chapelle. Brussels.

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babylibra:

Tombstone in Cementerio Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico