This antique engraving of a swallowtail butterfly—the English swallowtail, sometimes called in America the Old World Swallowtail Butterfly, is attributed to Thomas Bewick. Notice how the engraving becomes speckled with white towards the left, creating a graduated shading effect and helping the butterfly appear three-dimensional; a high resolution [...] [more...]
On a styilized stage a woman sits on a tightrope with a three-legged table holding two lit candles and other items; she is holding two cups and perhaps will juggle. She wears a feather i her cap and is smiling. Beneath her a man, perhaps a dwarf, holds a large hat is if to catch something dropped, and there is also a wooden chair on the stage. The man [...] [more...]
A vintage border that would look well with Christmas or holiday items.
This border, frame, or cartouche, was on an engraved block for sale in the 1800s; it shows the sun and moon, an eye with rays coming out of it (Illuminati?), the set-square (on the right-hand pillar) of and dividers (left) of the Masons, and a bee hive and bees (out of strength came forth sweetness, perhaps); the [...] [more...]
Note: If you got here from a search engine and don’t see what you were looking for, it might have moved onto a different page within this gallery.
$Id: mkgallery,v 1.27 2012/09/03 22:34:40 liam Exp liam $