Different Stages of Decomposition

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poboh:

Portrait of Nora Allen, seated half-length, reading a book, William Mainwaring Palin. English (1862 - 1947)

poboh:

Portrait of Nora Allen, seated half-length, reading a book, William Mainwaring Palin. English (1862 - 1947)

enchantedengland:

   One of the best walks in the Derbyshire Peak District of England is Jacob’s Ladder; an old pack horse route with a short steep climb leading to a magnificent view of the vale (valley) of Edale. It is bounded to the north by Kinder Scout, a plateau described as being ‘full of strange stones and goughs’
  I looked up gough, and discovered it is a channel or fissure in a peat moor; also known as a peat hag, which sounds like a Magical Creature to me. Perhaps the Peat Hags collect the strange stones and build oddly-shaped houses with them which you cannot see because you are a Muggle. Anyway, it is always lovely to learn a new word. (Steve Ruffles flickr)

enchantedengland:

   One of the best walks in the Derbyshire Peak District of England is Jacob’s Ladder; an old pack horse route with a short steep climb leading to a magnificent view of the vale (valley) of Edale. It is bounded to the north by Kinder Scout, a plateau described as being ‘full of strange stones and goughs’

  I looked up gough, and discovered it is a channel or fissure in a peat moor; also known as a peat hag, which sounds like a Magical Creature to me. Perhaps the Peat Hags collect the strange stones and build oddly-shaped houses with them which you cannot see because you are a Muggle. Anyway, it is always lovely to learn a new word. (Steve Ruffles flickr)

moniledebeaute:

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Queen Mab’s Cave, huile sur toile, circa 1846, Londres, Tate Collection.

moniledebeaute:

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Queen Mab’s Cave, huile sur toile, circa 1846, Londres, Tate Collection.

poboh:

Evening Song,  George Clausen.  English Realist Painter (1852-1944)

poboh:

Evening Song, George Clausen. English Realist Painter (1852-1944)


Peter Alexander Hay. The Eve of St Agnes.
watercolour over pencil, oval82.5 by 101.5 cm., 32 ½ by 40 in.ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 GBPLot Sold: 8,125 GBPThey told her how, upon St. Agnes’ Eve, Young virgins might have visions of delight, And soft adorings from their loves receive Upon the honey’d middle of the night, If ceremonies due they did aright; As, supperless to bed they must retire, And couch supine their beauties, lily white; Nor look behind, nor sideways, but requireOf Heaven with upward eyes for all that they desire.(John Keats The Eve of St Agnes, verse vi.)Keats famous poem was written in 1819 and published in 1820. It tells the story of Madeline and Porphyro, whose love is forbidden due to a feud between their families. Having heard the legend of St Agnes, patron saint of virgins, Madeline resolves to follow the ‘ceremonies’ that promise dreams of her beloved Porphyro. She duly retires to her chamber without supper, and lies on her back not looking behind her or sideways and awaits her dream.Unbeknownst to her, Porphyro has risked his life by secreting himself in to her bedroom with the assistance of her aged maid, Angela. Madeline awakes to find Porphyro gazing upon her beauty, making her dream a reality. While her family are distracted by the drunken revels of the feast of St Agnes she and Porphyro make their escape.Comparatively little is known of Peter Hay. He was born in Edinburgh and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy Schools and the Academié Julien in Paris before settling in London. The choice of subject for the present picture was probably influenced by Sir John Everett Millais’ Madeline Undressing (The collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1863 (no.287) and William Holman Hunt’s The Flight of Madeline and Porphyro during the Drunkenness Attending the Revelry (Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London) exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1848 (no.804). Belonging as he does to a later generation of artists, Hay presents a more overt eroticism in his painting of sexual longing.

Peter Alexander Hay. The Eve of St Agnes.

watercolour over pencil, oval
82.5 by 101.5 cm., 32 ½ by 40 in.

ESTIMATE 7,000-10,000 GBP
Lot Sold: 8,125 GBP

They told her how, upon St. Agnes’ Eve, 
Young virgins might have visions of delight, 
And soft adorings from their loves receive 
Upon the honey’d middle of the night, 
If ceremonies due they did aright; 
As, supperless to bed they must retire, 
And couch supine their beauties, lily white; 
Nor look behind, nor sideways, but require
Of Heaven with upward eyes for all that they desire.
(John Keats The Eve of St Agnes, verse vi.)

Keats famous poem was written in 1819 and published in 1820. It tells the story of Madeline and Porphyro, whose love is forbidden due to a feud between their families. Having heard the legend of St Agnes, patron saint of virgins, Madeline resolves to follow the ‘ceremonies’ that promise dreams of her beloved Porphyro. She duly retires to her chamber without supper, and lies on her back not looking behind her or sideways and awaits her dream.

Unbeknownst to her, Porphyro has risked his life by secreting himself in to her bedroom with the assistance of her aged maid, Angela. Madeline awakes to find Porphyro gazing upon her beauty, making her dream a reality. While her family are distracted by the drunken revels of the feast of St Agnes she and Porphyro make their escape.

Comparatively little is known of Peter Hay. He was born in Edinburgh and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy Schools and the Academié Julien in Paris before settling in London. The choice of subject for the present picture was probably influenced by Sir John Everett Millais’ Madeline Undressing (The collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1863 (no.287) and William Holman Hunt’s The Flight of Madeline and Porphyro during the Drunkenness Attending the Revelry (Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London) exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1848 (no.804). Belonging as he does to a later generation of artists, Hay presents a more overt eroticism in his painting of sexual longing.

poboh:

The Quiet Hour, 1913, Albert Chevallier Tayler. English, (1862-1925)

poboh:

The Quiet Hour, 1913, Albert Chevallier Tayler. English, (1862-1925)

mesbeauxarts:

Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mrs. Richard Paul Jodrell. 1774-1775.
Oil on canvas.
Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI. USA.

mesbeauxarts:

Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mrs. Richard Paul Jodrell. 1774-1775.

Oil on canvas.

Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI. USA.

enchantedengland:

   Whitehall, London, England. Whitehall is the main artery running from Parliament Square towards Charing Cross at the southern end of Trafalgar Square. The name was taken from the vast Palace of Whitehall which was largely destroyed by fire in 1698.
  (Nahikari & Sergio on flickr)

enchantedengland:

   Whitehall, London, England. Whitehall is the main artery running from Parliament Square towards Charing Cross at the southern end of Trafalgar Square. The name was taken from the vast Palace of Whitehall which was largely destroyed by fire in 1698.

  (Nahikari & Sergio on flickr)

Statue of Boudicca near Westminster Pier as commissioned by Prince Albert and executed by Thomas Thornycroft. It was completed in 1905.

Statue of Boudicca near Westminster Pier as commissioned by Prince Albert and executed by Thomas Thornycroft. It was completed in 1905.

(Source: Wikipedia)

poboh:

Figure in the Moonlight,  John Atkinson Grimshaw.  English (1836 –1893)

poboh:

Figure in the Moonlight, John Atkinson Grimshaw. English (1836 –1893)

poboh:

Three Hundred Years Ago, 1892, John Atkinson Grimshaw.  English (1836 –1893)

poboh:

Three Hundred Years Ago, 1892, John Atkinson Grimshaw. English (1836 –1893)