This full-page decorative border features trees without leaves, presumably in Winter, and statues that from the context we know to be monuments on tombs. In the foreground is a lilly-pond. [more...] [$]
This woodcut was used as decoration to mark the end of a chapter; it features oak branches, with leaves and acorns in their cups, and also misteltoe branches with leaves and the white berries, a harp with seven strings, and, [...] [more...] [$]
Victor Hugo in his study – A Sketch from Nature by M. Régamey. The picture shows the poet Victor Hugo standing at his writing desk, which the text implies was in his bedroom. The engraving is also signed, “Guillumy, Sc.” (for Sculpt, or engraved). The signature is hard to read and I could not find any [...] [more...] [$]
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