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Guess where these fabulous quotations come from? All from...

Guess where these fabulous quotations come from? All from 18th-century literature. Learn more about 18th-century literature by reading ECF journal: https://muse.jhu.edu/journal/324

Call for articles: Material...

Call for articles: Material Fictions http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/call-for-articles/ ECF journal, McMaster University

Last Saturday around these parts.Today it is rather cool here in...

Last Saturday around these parts. Today it is rather cool here in Hamilton, Ontario, actually. “Dreadful-Hot Weather” from 1808. Posted just for fun, from a scrapbook in the McMaster University archives. Photography by Dr. Emily West.

Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal call for articles: special...

Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal call for articles: special issue “Material Fictions,” ed. Eugenia Zuroski-Jenkins and Michael Yonan. For more information, please visit: http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/call-for-articles/ Deadline in mid-2017....

history-of-fashion: 1793 Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun -...

history-of-fashion: 1793 Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun - Portrait of Countess Maria Theresia Bucquoi, née Parr Who else does a red wrap quite like this? One final glowing portrait by Vigée-Lebrun. That orange bow in the...

history-of-fashion: 1790 Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun - Portrait of...

history-of-fashion: 1790 Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun - Portrait of Countess Catherine Skavronskaya When everything flowy was the height of style, even the headdress. Another portrait by Vigée-Lebrun that glows. Look at the stream...

vivelareine: Marie Antoinette in a Blue Velvet Dress and a...

vivelareine: Marie Antoinette in a Blue Velvet Dress and a White Skirt by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, 1788. (via The Met) Another glorious portrait of a woman royal by Vigée-Lebrun. That blue velvet: swoon.

paintingispoetry: Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Portrait of Princess...

paintingispoetry: Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun, Portrait of Princess Galitzin detail, 1797 Portraits of royal women by Vigée-Lebrun are always glorious.

And one more, presumed to be of Mary Wortley...

And one more, presumed to be of Mary Wortley Montagu: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/arts-of-the-islamic-world/lot.157.html

Wikipedia uses a nice portrait of her. Seems I ran out of Tumblr...

Wikipedia uses a nice portrait of her. Seems I ran out of Tumblr posts to reshare on here. Mary Wortley Montagu

jaded-mandarin: Joseph Highmore. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu,...

jaded-mandarin: Joseph Highmore. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, 18th Century. Reposting some Mary Wortley Montagu images today.

New call for research articles for the scholarly journal...

New call for research articles for the scholarly journal Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University: http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/call-for-articles/ Please also see the ECF home page:http://ecf.humanities.mcmaster.ca/ Read Eighteenth-Century...

18th-century printers’ ornaments. The first one reminds me of...

18th-century printers’ ornaments. The first one reminds me of the “Mirror, Mirror” scene in the tale of Snow White. The second ornament held a spot for the book owner’s mark or signature, but that guy “John Hancocked”...

lionofchaeronea: Nancy Parsons in Turkish Dress, George...

lionofchaeronea: Nancy Parsons in Turkish Dress, George Willison, ca. 1771 Stunning.

The Monkey’s, a satirical print published in 1804. How...

The Monkey’s, a satirical print published in 1804. How comforting to learn that the use of apostrophe-s in place of the regular plural with a simple S has been going on for such a long time. I don’t know what that dog is doing, so I’ve...

Printers ornaments featuring animals: cat asleep among...

Printers ornaments featuring animals: cat asleep among vegetables, owl defying the stormy seashore, monkey chained to an olive branch (these are all very weird, now that I look at them in a group). They are from Fables nouvelles, by Claude Joseph...

Putti playing with soap bubbles, a printer’s ornament in a book...

Putti playing with soap bubbles, a printer’s ornament in a book of fables. Fables nouvelles, by Claude Joseph Dorat (1734-80) (Paris: Delalain, 1773). Photographer Dr. Emily West, in the McMaster University archives. Read Eighteenth-Century Fiction...

Just look at that expression on his face. No caption is...

Just look at that expression on his face. No caption is needed. Except for, you know, the details: Raw-Weather by James Gillray (Published February 10th 1808 by H. Humphrey). Photographed by Emily West in the McMaster University archives. And that ECF...

The Ghosts; Or, Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Crukshanks, written by T....

The Ghosts; Or, Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Crukshanks, written by T. Dibdin, Esq.—Sung by Mr. Fawcett, at Covent-Garden Theatre, published 25th March 1805, by Laurie and Whittle. This broadsheet includes the lyrics of the ballad sung at Covent Garden in...

“Bachelors in the Next World chang’d into Post-Horses,”...

“Bachelors in the Next World chang’d into Post-Horses,” published by William Holland, November 7, 1799. The attempted repair in the bottom right corner reminds me of that botched Ecce Homo “restoration” in Spain....

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