to find such light

Art images, with contextual text where available,
collated from various sources by typefaceandintent.

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March 22, 2014 12:01 pm March 21, 2014 12:01 pm March 20, 2014 12:01 pm

This very rare image of the ‘nine day Queen’ by Lucas de Heere was owned by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Lady Jane is shown as a girl in her family home of Bradgate, in Leicestershire, before her ascension to the throne. Caught up in the scheming of various factions at court, the teenaged Lady Jane was used as a puppet to block the claims of the Catholic Mary Tudor. Ousted from the throne, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London in 1554. [Althorp]

This very rare image of the ‘nine day Queen’ by Lucas de Heere was owned by Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Lady Jane is shown as a girl in her family home of Bradgate, in Leicestershire, before her ascension to the throne. Caught up in the scheming of various factions at court, the teenaged Lady Jane was used as a puppet to block the claims of the Catholic Mary Tudor. Ousted from the throne, Lady Jane was executed at the Tower of London in 1554. [Althorp]

March 19, 2014 12:01 pm
Angie Lewin, Ballindalloch, linocut.

Angie Lewin, Ballindalloch, linocut.

(Source: angielewin.co.uk)

March 18, 2014 12:01 pm
slightly:

The interior of the 1784 Assembly Rooms with a ball in progress.
(via Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum)

slightly:

The interior of the 1784 Assembly Rooms with a ball in progress.

(via Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum)

March 17, 2014 12:01 pm March 2, 2014 9:40 pm
museumuesum:

Edward Steichen
Olympic diver Katherine Rawls, 1931
Gelatin silver print

museumuesum:

Edward Steichen

Olympic diver Katherine Rawls, 1931

Gelatin silver print

4:38 am
Raymond Briggs, illustration for The Princess and the Pea, in The Fairy Tale Treasury, 1972.

Raymond Briggs, illustration for The Princess and the Pea, in The Fairy Tale Treasury, 1972.

(Source: tygertale.wordpress.com)

February 26, 2014 12:01 pm February 25, 2014 12:00 pm