fleurdulys:

A Girl with Flowers - Luis Graner y Arrufi
fleurdulys:

Madame Ranson - Maurice Denis
1892
femme-de-lettres:

Large (Wikimedia)
There are some holidays one doesn’t expect to be able to find celebrated in paintings.
Until recently, Palm Sunday was one of those holidays for me.
Then I ran into Alfred Stevens’ Palm Sunday, from 1862.
Technically speaking, it appears that this young woman has opted for boxwood—rather more accessible in Europe than palm—but, as the Walters Art Museums writes, she nonetheless tucks the sprig of it “behind the frame of her mother’s portrait hanging on the bedroom wall. Another bough, lying on her cloak, is intended for the adjacent miniature, presumably a portrait of her father.”
There is something wonderful about the quiet memorial of it, about the care with which she slips the branch behind the wooden frame.
monsieurleprince:

Charles Haigh Wood (1856 - 1927) - Under the apple blossom
retrogasm:

Melted and damaged wax figures at Madame Tussauds after a fire. 1925
Would you spend the night with them?
enchantedsleeper:

Neiet Niemien Nenissä (1895), Pekka Halonen
suonko:

by Andrey Remnev
fleurdulys:

Portrait of Walborg Jakobsson - Elin Danielson-Gambogi
suonko:

Henry Lamb - Lytton Strachey
aesza:

Portaels, Jean - Esther before treatment detail- by ros_with_a_prince on Flickr.
Portaels, Jean - Esther before treatment detail-
fawnvelveteen:

Woman in Green Dress. 1908. Autochrome portrait of woman seated on a couch, in a green dress with feathered hat. DESCRIPTION William H. Towles, active from 1890 into the 1930s, is said to have made Washington, D.C.’s first autochrome. Autochromes are among the first commercially successful forms of color photography. The color dyes in the photographs are held by potato starch.
carolathhabsburg:

Miss Lily Brayton, edwardian stage actress. Early 1900s
sausagesandchopin:

The Little Howl
Albrecht Durer, 1506
monsieurleprince:

Alfred Stevens (1823 - 1906) - La boule de verre
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