aleyma: Kawabata Gyokusho (Japanese, 1842-1913) ~ Cat, late 19th-early 20th century source

aleyma: Kawabata Gyokusho (Japanese, 1842-1913) ~ Cat, late 19th-early 20th century source

antiquememes:

 
Title: Le tricolore
Date Created/Published: Paris : Imp. E. Hamelin rue Fontaine au roi 59, 1874.
Medium: 1 print : lithograph, color.
Summary: Print shows the French “Le Tricolore” balloon in the colors of the French flag with three passengers, possibly Jules Duruof, his wife, and another man, standing in the basket during an ascension in Paris, June 6, 1874.

antiquememes:

  • Title: Le tricolore
  • Date Created/Published: Paris : Imp. E. Hamelin rue Fontaine au roi 59, 1874.
  • Medium: 1 print : lithograph, color.
  • Summary: Print shows the French “Le Tricolore” balloon in the colors of the French flag with three passengers, possibly Jules Duruof, his wife, and another man, standing in the basket during an ascension in Paris, June 6, 1874.

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Stilllifequickheart: Unknown (French) ~ Fruit Basket and Flowers; 19th century

Stilllifequickheart: Unknown (French) ~ Fruit Basket and Flowers; 19th century

oldrags: 
Dress by Mon Vignon, ca 1869-70 France 
Many of you have probably seen this dress but I wanted to add an interesting little fact about it that you may not know. 
What color would you say the fabric is?  Purple?  Actually, it’s mauve as it was meant to look.  The first synthetic dye, mauveine, was discovered by accident in 1856 when an 18-year-old student was trying to find a cure for malaria.  Being the first of its kind, there were problems with the dye that caused the color to fade relatively quickly.  This is why our modern idea of the color mauve is sort of a faded grayish-purple.  Examples that have faded little do exist, though, as seen here.

oldrags

Dress by Mon Vignon, ca 1869-70 France 

Many of you have probably seen this dress but I wanted to add an interesting little fact about it that you may not know. 

What color would you say the fabric is?  Purple?  Actually, it’s mauve as it was meant to look.  The first synthetic dye, mauveine, was discovered by accident in 1856 when an 18-year-old student was trying to find a cure for malaria.  Being the first of its kind, there were problems with the dye that caused the color to fade relatively quickly.  This is why our modern idea of the color mauve is sort of a faded grayish-purple.  Examples that have faded little do exist, though, as seen here.

stilllifequickheart: 19th c Pancrae Bessa (French, 1772->1834) ~ Mauve Chrysanthemum and a Red Lychnis Chalcedonica

stilllifequickheart: 19th c Pancrae Bessa (French, 1772->1834) ~ Mauve Chrysanthemum and a Red Lychnis Chalcedonica

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missfolly: ca 1886 Alfred Sisley (French/English 1839-99) ~ Abandoned House

missfolly: ca 1886 Alfred Sisley (French/English 1839-99) ~ Abandoned House

missfolly: 1879 Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904) ~ Hydrangias, Cloves and Two Pots of Pansies

missfolly: 1879 Henri Fantin-Latour (French, 1836-1904) ~ Hydrangias, Cloves and Two Pots of Pansies

missfolly: 1890 Gustave Moreau (French, 1826-98) ~ St George

missfolly: 1890 Gustave Moreau (French, 1826-98) ~ St George

missfolly: 1894-5 Edvard Munch (Norwegian 1863-1944) ~ Loving Woman (Madonna)

missfolly: 1894-5 Edvard Munch (Norwegian 1863-1944) ~ Loving Woman (Madonna)

missfolly: 1884 Vincent van Gogh (Dutch 1853-1890) ~ The Old Tower in the Fields

missfolly: 1884 Vincent van Gogh (Dutch 1853-1890) ~ The Old Tower in the Fields

stilllifequickheart: 1865-70 Antoine Vollon (French, 1833-1900) ~ Vase of Mixed Flowers with Plums

stilllifequickheart: 1865-70 Antoine Vollon (French, 1833-1900) ~ Vase of Mixed Flowers with Plums

missfolly: ca 1890 Robert F Blum (American 1857-1903) ~ Picture Book

missfolly: ca 1890 Robert F Blum (American 1857-1903) ~ Picture Book

missfolly: 1895 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) ~ The Two Friends

missfolly: 1895 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) ~ The Two Friends

missfolly: 1887 Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) ~ Huts Under the Trees

missfolly: 1887 Paul Gauguin (French, 1848-1903) ~ Huts Under the Trees

stilllifequickheart: 19th century, Majorie Gilbert ~ Flowers

stilllifequickheart: 19th century, Majorie Gilbert ~ Flowers