The Life, Times, and Misadventures of Dennis St. Michel, Viscount of Stokington, Soldier, Gambler, Diplomat, Scoundrel, Notorious Rakehell, and Lord of Menacing House, in his Own Words.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Siren

Pendant la fin du dix-huitième siècle, les magiciens de la rue et les magiciens sont devenus une vue de plus en plus commune dans les petites routes et les allées de Londres, grandement comme un contrecoup contre la marée montant de science d'Éclaircissement.

From the Fruhlinger Archives: Nimue, une sorcière de la rue de Londres (Alexandre Cabanel, Oil on Canvas, 1795)

7 comments:

Bob said...

Even as ignorant of art as I am I am amazed that I haven't seen it before. Thanks.

Sturdevant said...

Everyone agrees that the human body is a beautiful thing, but why does it always seem to be young women painted by old guys?

Joanna said...

Because no one wants to look at old guys painted by young women.

Bob said...

LOL Joanna!!!

Dennis, Viscount of Stokington said...

Madame Joanna:
Kapteeni Carl Adolf Möllersvärd, 1775, by Ulrika Fredrica Pasch.

Joanna said...

I stand corrected. No one wants to look at naked old men painted by young women.

Anonymous said...

besides, the guy in that picture doesn't look exactly old.