Record of Fifty Years’ Work, A (page 3/3)

[picture: Cleopatra]

Cleopatra

A Pre-Rapaelite drawing showing Cleopatra with some round-breasted topless women, presumably slaves or attendants, standing behind her with musical instruments. Incense burns in [...] [more...]

[picture: Lady of Castle Windeck]

Lady of Castle Windeck

“Messrs. D. Appleton, of New York, requested us to provide a set of illustrations to the Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant. They wished for a large number by Birket Foster, who at that time was at the very height of his popularity for black and white work. Out of something like one hundred pictures he gave us thirty-six, all of which are beautiful [...] [more...]

[picture: Silent they stood]

Silent they stood

Silent they stood, each gazing on the dust
Of kindred;—on the well-beloved ones
Whom they should never lie beside in slumber.
” [more...]

[picture: Music.---A Man at the Spinet.]

Music.—A Man at the Spinet.

From “Good Words [magazine].” By J. M. Lawless. [more...]

[picture: Cain and Abel.]

Cain and Abel.

A naked man lies dead in the background, his genitals conveniently hidden by a cloth. In the foreground, a man wearing only an animal-skin scurries barefoot away through the rocks. The [...] [more...]

[picture: Moses Views the Promised Land]

Moses Views the Promised Land

“By Lord Leighton, P.R.A., from “Dalziel’s Bible Gallery.” [more...]

[picture: The Old year and the New: the jester crowns the new year as a young woman, and ushers out the old year, an old woman.]

The Old year and the New

A jester crowns the new year as a young woman, and ushers out the old year, an old woman. This picture was obviously made for the end of 1866 and the start of 1867; it is dated 1867 in the text. It was commissioned from the artist Paul Gray by the Dalziel [...]FUN. [more...]

[picture: A man leads a horse through the snow, at night]

Going Home to Love in a Cottage

A man leads a horse through the snow, at night. He holds on to his hat with one hand. [more...]


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