The Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (2)

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Fabergé’s egg pendant and portrait of Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna. The Russian jewelry House Fabergé was founded by Gustav Fabergé (1814-1893). His son, Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) is the famous Russian jeweler who created the famous Fabergé Eggs (Easter eggs were … Continue reading

Une nuit de Décembre

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Henri Fantin-Latour’s painting, Victorian crescent moon brooch, fir tree and diamond star brooch (1870). La lune pareil à un morceau de nacre, éclaire de blanc le bleu saphir du ciel. À la lueur de l’astre blanc, apparaît une passagère de … Continue reading

Fairy paintings

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written about 1595–96 and published in 1600. This story was depicted many times, namely by the painter John Simmons. « Theseus, duke of Athens, has conquered Hippolyta, … Continue reading

Lesbia and her sparrow

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John Edward Poynter’s painting (“Lesbia and her sparrow”, 1907) and my patterns. The poet Catulle (1st before J.-C) nicknamed his lover Claudia “Lesbia” in reference to the isle of Lesbos (Greece) where she grew up. The famous poetess Sappho lived … Continue reading

Lady Lilith

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Dante Rossetti’s painting (Lady Lilith, 1866) and my floral pattern. Dante Rossetti painted as a model his mistress Fanny Cornforth but he changed it in 1872 and painted the face of Alexa Wilding. Rossetti wrote a sonnet dedicated to Lilith. … Continue reading

The French Empress Josephine

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Portrait of the French Empress Josephine of Beauharnais (first wife of Napoleon I) by the painter Jean Louis Viger, a plate of the dining service of Napoleon I in the Tuileries and French Empire style patterns. Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814) … Continue reading