valinaraii:

Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Desmarais (1756-1813): Le Berger Pâris. 1787.

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Johannes van Loon. Illustrations for Harmonia Macrocosmica by Andreas Cellarius. Star Atlas. 1660.

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J “It isn’t as if you is a Murat,You are cheating everywhere.I go to Warsaw immediately!”

"Napoleon" by Tetsuya Hasegawa from Young King OURs magazine

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Philippe de la Tour du Pin de La Charce, better known under the name Phylis de la Charce, was born in 1645 on Montmorin as a fifth child of Françoise and Pierre de la Tour Gouvernet, protestant family of Barons from Dauphiné province. Her life was marked by two major events. From 1672 to 1674 she lived in Nyons, where she got name Phillis (instead of Philippe) according to main character from a book French writer Honore d’Urfe.
In 1692, 6 years after his conversion to Catholicism after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes and during War of the League of Augsburg, Dauphiné province was invaded by the army of the Duke of Savoy. According to legend, she organized resistance against the invaders and heading an army of peasants she freed the Dauphine region. On the role that could play the Philis de la Charce, historians had debated for more than a century. According to some of them, she headed only band of looters who often came here “to collect contributions from citizens of local towns and villages.”
Thanks to her relations with nobilities in French Royal Court and in Paris she was even rewarded with pension from King Louis XIV. In 19th century she was even remembered as “Jeanne d’Arc du Dauphiné (Joan of Arc of Dauphiné province”.

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Marshal Ney by Kenneth John Petts on Magnolia Box

john-laurens:

Alexander Hamilton Shown as an Aide to The Commander-in-Chief by George C. Woodbridge

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haruchonns:

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内田善美 「愛のギリシャ神話」より:おとめ座
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冥界の王プルトーの悪略をにくみ、自ら天の星となった潔癖な少女ペルセフォネ。

全能の神ゼウスと農業の神デメーテールとの間に生まれたのが、汚れなき少女ペルセフォネ。その彼女の清らかさに心を奪われたのは、冥界の王プルトーだった。プルトーは母のデメーテールに、ペルセフォネを妃としてむかえたいと申し入れるが断られる。しかし執拗なプルトーのこと、彼女を見つけ出して冥界へと連れ去っていってしまう。悲嘆にくれるデメーテールの気持ちをよそに、悪知恵の発達したプルトーは、冥界にある甘い実をペルセフォネに食べさせ、地上の人間に戻れないようにしてしまった。その計略を知ったペルセフォネは、その悪を憎み、自ら天の星となってしまったのだ。

British; Trooper of 4th Dragoons, 1751 by Richard Simkin.

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dustypalms:

Musee du Louvre, Paris (by .natasha.)

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hismarmorealcalm:

Statue of a member of the imperial family shown in heroic semi–nudity  Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio–Claudian  27 B.C. – 68 A.D. Roman Marble, pigment, gilding

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16chakras:

Castor and Pollux by Giovanni Battista Cipriani(Italian, 1727 - 1785)

16chakras:

In the Studio by Herbert James Draper

valinaraii:

Jean-Simon Berthelemy (circle) Napoleon in the Battle of Maringo (sic) The spelling Maringo was not that uncommon in 1800, especially in the first reports of the battle. Anyway enjoy some details of one of the worst (if not the worst) paintings of battles ever.

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Ivan Aivazovsky - The Bay of Naples by Moonlight

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Porcelain bust of King Joachim Murat