There Ain't No Grave

Patterns by William Morris, part III.

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slojnotak:

Lucas Cranach the Younger - Lucretia (After 1537) 

slojnotak:

Lucas Cranach the Younger - Lucretia (After 1537) 

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cutesy:

Le Deux Garçons

cutesy:

Le Deux Garçons

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She certainly is a great queen, and were she only a Catholic she would be our dearly beloved. Just look how well she governs; she is only a woman, only mistress of half an island, and yet she makes herself feared by Spain, by France, by the Empire, by all.
-Pope Sixtus V

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ancient-serpent:

Old Bookshelves by christinawatka

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.”

—   Francis Bacon (via ancient-serpent)

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ancient-serpent:

Ryan Matthew Cohn, photo by Sergio Royzen

18th century poesy ring.Inscription reads: Many are the stars I see but in my eye no star like thee.
19thcenturyswagger:

Execution by an Elephant… a rather grizzly end for criminals in Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka).
From an ebook version of 1938 guide to Ceylon, available here for £3.99 ($6): http://bookswithoutborders.co.uk/publication/the-real-ceylon

19thcenturyswagger:

Execution by an Elephant… a rather grizzly end for criminals in Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka).

From an ebook version of 1938 guide to Ceylon, available here for £3.99 ($6): http://bookswithoutborders.co.uk/publication/the-real-ceylon


Juan de Pareja 
Velázquez 
c.1650
MET

 Imaginary Architecture (detail), François de Nomé, ca. 1600 

Imaginary Architecture (detail), François de Nomé, ca. 1600 

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hugogreene:

War In Haven 

hugogreene:

War In Haven 

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