Girl with Pigtails - Samuel Henry William Llewellyn
Wilhelm von Kaulbach (1805-1874)
Art Nouveau Architecture in France: Jules Lavirotte, 29 avenue Rapp, Paris, 1900-1901
People are often unable to do anything, imprisoned as they are in I don’t know what kind of terrible, terrible, oh such terrible cage. I do know that there is a release, the belated release. A justly or unjustly ruined reputation, poverty, disastrous circumstances, misfortune, they all turn you into a prisoner. You cannot always tell what keeps you confined, what immures you, what seems to bury you, and yet you can feel those elusive bars, railings, walls. Is all this illusion, imagination? I don’t think so. And then one asks: My God! will it be for long, will it be for ever, will it be for eternity?
- Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Theo, July 1880
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Detail from The Lady of Pity, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1881
Jane Burden, aged 18
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante’s Dream at the Time of the Death of Beatrice - Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Niagara Falls, 2007
Rothko Sunset, 2007
Fallen Bierstadt, 2007
George Washington Shipwrecked, 2007
Cracked Canyon, 2007
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12 February 1554 - Lady Jane Grey was beheaded after reigning only nine days on the English throne.
John Singer Sargent
Caspar David Friedrich
Moonrise over the Sea
Oil on canvas
Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Ballet Rehearsal on Stage 
Edgar Degas [1834 - 1917]