March262014
aleyma:

John Kelly, Harp (clairseach), 1734 (source).

aleyma:

John Kelly, Harp (clairseach), 1734 (source).

(via stoneandbloodandwater)

December242013
theearofvangogh:

Silence [1799 - 1801]
Henry Fuseli [1741 - 1825]

theearofvangogh:

Silence [1799 - 1801]

Henry Fuseli [1741 - 1825]

(via ancient-serpent)

December212013

and-also-lace:

And then there are ones like this that are just too fancy to be allowed. 

The Victoria and Albert Museum says:

Viols were bowed instruments ranging from treble to bass, but by about 1780 they had been superceded by the violin and cello. However, this bass viol belonged to John Cawse (1779-1862), one of the earliest pioneers in the revival of Early Music. The body may have been made by Joachim Tielke (1641-1719), but the neck, fingerboard and tailpiece date from the mid 1720s. Cawse lent his instrument to be played in the Concert of Ancient Music at Windsor Castle, an event organized by Prince Albert (1819-1861) in 1845 and perhaps the first of its kind. Despite what was then a highly unusual enthusiasm, Prince Albert felt compelled to make economies in the Royal Household and abolish the obsolete post of Royal Lutenist at about this time.

(via pianolin)

September82013

messytimetravel:

1700:
Costumes by Nicolas de Larmessin II
Source: Ptak Science Books / British Museum via La Boite Verte / io9

August312013

viα lilith-et-adaliaMarie Antoinette’s Last Letter Stained By Her Tears

16th October, 4.30 A.M.

It is to you, my sister, that I write for the last time. I have just been condemned, not to a shameful death, for such is only for criminals, but to go and rejoin your brother. Innocent like him, I hope to show the same firmness in my last moments. I am calm, as one is when one’s conscience reproaches one with nothing. I feel profound sorrow in leaving my poor children: you know that I only lived for them and for you, my good and tender sister. Read More

(Source: teaattrianon.forumotion.com, via vonnepsa)

August302013
August142013
thedoriandays:

The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli (1781)

thedoriandays:

The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli (1781)

(via vonnepsa)

August122013
centuriespast:

Francesco Bertos
Italian, active c.1693—1739
Allegorical Group of Victory Supported by Valor, 1700/10
Art Institute Chicago

centuriespast:

Francesco Bertos

Italian, active c.1693—1739

Allegorical Group of Victory Supported by Valor, 1700/10

Art Institute Chicago

April302013
mitresquaremurder:

A General History of the Pyrates, 1724

I really, really want to read what this 18th century account has to say about Mary Read & Anne Bonny…

mitresquaremurder:

A General History of the Pyrates, 1724

I really, really want to read what this 18th century account has to say about Mary Read & Anne Bonny…

6PM
April162013
blackpaint20:

“Anleitung zu denen curiösen Wissenschafften” (Guide to the curious sciences) - J.G. Jobs 1717

blackpaint20:

“Anleitung zu denen curiösen Wissenschafften” (Guide to the curious sciences) - J.G. Jobs 1717

(via ghosts-in-the-library)

April52013
centuriespast:

i12bent:Francisco Goya (Mar 30, 1746 - 1828): The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters - No. 43 from Los Caprichos (The Caprices), 1796-98; published 1799 - Etching and aquatint

centuriespast:

i12bent:Francisco Goya (Mar 30, 1746 - 1828): The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters - No. 43 from Los Caprichos (The Caprices), 1796-98; published 1799 - Etching and aquatint

March242013
March152013
artschoolglasses:

A page of 18th Century hairstyles

I will never, ever get tired of looking at the (absurd) hair fashions of the 18th century.

artschoolglasses:

A page of 18th Century hairstyles

I will never, ever get tired of looking at the (absurd) hair fashions of the 18th century.

10PM
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