old-world: 1599-1600 Nicholas Hilliard (English, c1547-1619) ~ Elizabeth I

old-world: 1599-1600 Nicholas Hilliard (English, c1547-1619) ~ Elizabeth I

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hatsfromhistory: oldrags: ca 1790 Jean-Laurent Mosnier (French, 1743-1808) ~ Portrait of a Lady

hatsfromhistoryoldrags: ca 1790 Jean-Laurent Mosnier (French, 1743-1808) ~ Portrait of a Lady

missfolly: 1902 Gustav Klimt (Austrian 1862-1918) ~ Portrait of Emilie Floge

missfolly: 1902 Gustav Klimt (Austrian 1862-1918) ~ Portrait of Emilie Floge

hatsfromhistory: 1590 Elizabeth of York

hatsfromhistory: 1590 Elizabeth of York

worldpaintings: 1896 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ Pandora, oil on canvas, 91 × 152 cm, private collection. 
According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman ever to be created on earth. At the request  of Zeus she was blessed with  every gift the gods could grant - from beauty to persuasion. Zeus then presented her with a box which she was not to open under any circumstance.
According to the myth, Pandora opened the box, releasing all the evils of mankind which then spread all over the earth. Only Hope was left inside once she had closed the box again.

worldpaintings: 1896 John William Waterhouse (English 1849-1917) ~ Pandora, oil on canvas, 91 × 152 cm, private collection. 

According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman ever to be created on earth. At the request of Zeus she was blessed with every gift the gods could grant - from beauty to persuasion. Zeus then presented her with a box which she was not to open under any circumstance.

According to the myth, Pandora opened the box, releasing all the evils of mankind which then spread all over the earth. Only Hope was left inside once she had closed the box again.

missfolly: 1932 Charles A. Buchel (British 1872-1950) ~ Ursula Bloom on the Promenade at Walton-on-the-Naze

missfolly: 1932 Charles A. Buchel (British 1872-1950) ~ Ursula Bloom on the Promenade at Walton-on-the-Naze

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (non-musical version)

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (non-musical version)

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missfolly: 1515 Michel Sittow (Estonian c1469-1525) ~ Portrait of Christian II 

missfolly: 1515 Michel Sittow (Estonian c1469-1525) ~ Portrait of Christian II 

oldbookillustrations:

George Mifflin Dallas.
Edwin Austin Abbey, from Edwin Austin Abbey, Royal Academician; the record of his life and work, vol. 2, by Edward Verrall Lucas, New York, 1921. Source: archive.org

oldbookillustrations:

George Mifflin Dallas.

Edwin Austin Abbey, from Edwin Austin Abbey, Royal Academician; the record of his life and work, vol. 2, by Edward Verrall Lucas, New York, 1921. Source: archive.org

hatsfromhistory: 1795 Sir Thomas Lawrence (English 1769-1830) ~ Sarah Barret Moulton (Detail)
What a sweet little hat!  I love the subtle lace peeking out along the brim!

hatsfromhistory: 1795 Sir Thomas Lawrence (English 1769-1830) ~ Sarah Barret Moulton (Detail)

What a sweet little hat!  I love the subtle lace peeking out along the brim!

stilllifequickheart: 19c John Edward Califano (American 1862-1946) ~ Woman with Flowers

stilllifequickheart: 19c John Edward Califano (American 1862-1946) ~ Woman with Flowers

mireo: 1917 Gustav Klimt (Austrian 1862-1918) ~ Ritratto di Signora [Portrait of a Lady]

mireo: 1917 Gustav Klimt (Austrian 1862-1918) ~ Ritratto di Signora [Portrait of a Lady]

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worldpaintings: 1918 Boris Kustodiev (Russian 1878-1927) ~ Merchants Wife at Tea; oil on canvas, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. 
Boris Kustodiyev was a Russian painter and stage designer. The artist worked with great inspiration in various fields, with contemporary themes being the basis for his work. He illustrated many works of classical Russian literature, including the works of Nikolai Gogol, Mikhail Lermontov and Leo Tolstoy.
Merchants Wife at Tea, like his other paintings, has an oriental richness of color that Kustodiev saw as part of his heritage.
“I do not know if I have been successful in expressing what I  wanted to in my works: love of life, happiness and cheerfulness, love of  things Russian - this was the only “subject” of my paintings…” - Boris Kustodiev

worldpaintings: 1918 Boris Kustodiev (Russian 1878-1927) ~ Merchants Wife at Tea; oil on canvas, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg. 

Boris Kustodiyev was a Russian painter and stage designer. The artist worked with great inspiration in various fields, with contemporary themes being the basis for his work. He illustrated many works of classical Russian literature, including the works of Nikolai Gogol, Mikhail Lermontov and Leo Tolstoy.

Merchants Wife at Tea, like his other paintings, has an oriental richness of color that Kustodiev saw as part of his heritage.

“I do not know if I have been successful in expressing what I wanted to in my works: love of life, happiness and cheerfulness, love of things Russian - this was the only “subject” of my paintings…” - Boris Kustodiev