Images from the The Table Book of Art: A History of Art in All Countries and Ages by P. T. Sandhurst, Ph.D., “superbly illustrated by the finest engravings on steel and wood.” The book was published in New York in 1880; this copy says it was imported by George Virtue into Canada.
This, it turns out, is a very famous painting in America. This version is cropped to make a screen background: there is also a widescreen version which has the full painting as reproduced in the book. [more...]
This Victorian girl is sitting on a stool and cuddling her pet dog, perhaps a spaniel, who sits on her apron, on her lap, as she smiles: a picture of affection and [...]The Dancing Dolls, an engraving after a painting by John Burnett [more...]
The body of the lady Elaine is in the ferry crossing the river styx; I can’t tell whether she has coins on her eyes or whether the ferryman as taken them. There’s a garland of flowers alongside the ferry. [more...]