Frontispiece to a Victorian photograph album showing various British birds ( kingfisher, bullfinch, chaffinch, wren, blue tit, greenfinch, yellowhammer, robin, goldfinch, long tailed tit etc).
Own scan from original album.
William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) English illustrator and cartoonist.
“Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales”
with illustrations by W. Heath Robinson.
Read and view here: archive.org/details/hansandersensfai00ande
Face from Raphael’s Sistine Madonna (1513): static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2008/10/…
Kittyinva: Absolutely NOT my usual time period, but this must be shared! It really makes you long for a time when women didn’t have the vote, wore cumbersome clothing and died in childbirth. But dammit, it’s so pretty and tranquil it just draws you in!
The nightless city, or, the “History of the Yoshiwara Yūkwaku” / J.E. De Becker (Yokohama: Maruya, 1899).