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Il faut se plonger dans l’Essai sur les mœurs

Le titre est trompeur. Le lecteur peut croire que l’Essai sur les mœurs et l’esprit des nations est une brochure rassemblant des réflexions générales sur les diverses façons de vivre et de juger des hommes,...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 8 Jan 2019

woodsonresearchcenter: Among our Stockton Axson Collection of 18th Century Drama, are many editions...

woodsonresearchcenter: Among our Stockton Axson Collection of 18th Century Drama, are many editions of Susanna Centlivre‘s The Busie Body, A Comedy. Her most successful play was performed for King George I and II and had 40 different editions...

This artist definitely failed in food-styling class. A good...

This artist definitely failed in food-styling class. A good hashtag for this image would be #notfoodporn. The descriptive list is pretty drool-worthy, though, and I’m sure that in real life the cooks made this spread look magnificent. Now, if only...

vfreie: An officer and a corporal buying saddle blankets, 1736...

vfreie: An officer and a corporal buying saddle blankets, 1736 - Illustration by Austrian artist Johann Franz Hörmannsperger (b. 1710) Source The everyday domestic scenes usually fascinate me much more than the portraits from the 18th century.

Scenes from Faits memorables des empereurs de la Chine: Tirés...

Scenes from Faits memorables des empereurs de la Chine: Tirés des annales chinoises, par Attiret, Jean Denis, 1702-1768, et Helman, Isidore Stanislas, 1743-1806(?) (Paris, 1788). Photographer Emily West.  Do feel free to use any original...

I know it’s difficult to carve in stone, but no-eyes is...

I know it’s difficult to carve in stone, but no-eyes is definitely less terrifying than google-eyes. “[Terrifying] Sculptures, Olney Church, Bucks.”  This engraving is from James Sargant, Antiquarian and topographical cabinet:...

history-of-fashion: 1777 Alexander Roslin - Portrait of Grand...

history-of-fashion: 1777 Alexander Roslin - Portrait of Grand Duchess Maria Fiodorovna The spectacular color of this magnificent gown!

lindahall:August Johann Rösel von Rosenhof – Scientist of the...

http://lhldigital.lindahall.org/cdm/ref/collection/darwin/id/534 http://lhldigital.lindahall.org/cdm/ref/collection/darwin/id/573 http://lhldigital.lindahall.org/cdm/ref/collection/darwin/id/573 http://lhldigital.lindahall.org/cdm/ref/collection/darwin/id/548...

Now I can see where the Big Bad Wolf stories come from: sheep...

Now I can see where the Big Bad Wolf stories come from: sheep herding is anything but idyllic in this engraving. While the farmer’s dogs dispatch one wolf in the bottom of this frame, another wolf tears through the paddock fence. The engraver put quite...

Scrunched; Or, Tale of the Twisted Musicians, a Survivor-Island...

Scrunched; Or, Tale of the Twisted Musicians, a Survivor-Island challenge gone horribly wrong and immortalized in stone. These renderings of “Ancient Sculptures, Higham Ferrers Church,” are from James Sargant, Antiquarian and topographical cabinet:...

A cheese-making enterprise from the book: Le Nouveau theatre...

A cheese-making enterprise from the book: Le Nouveau theatre d’agriculture et menage des champs, contenant la maniere de cultiver & faire valoir toutes sortes de biens à la champagne by Louis Liger (1658-1717) (Paris: Damien Beugnie, 1723). The...

Ordinary details enhance the engavings of most 18th-century...

Ordinary details enhance the engavings of most 18th-century domestic scenes: the braid doen the butcher/cook’s back, bedwarmers hanging on the wall waiting for their evening filling of coals, utensils and victuals fill the table, peg construction on...

The Pineapple In History - IncrEdibles Food Blog

The Pineapple In History - IncrEdibles Food Blog: Kew’s IncrEdibles festival presented the Illustrations Team with a fabulous opportunity to search Kew’s collections of botanical illustrations to find references for the royal fruit … - the pineapple...

thegetty: Whimsical pineapple.  Pineapple with metamorphosis of...

thegetty: Whimsical pineapple.  Pineapple with metamorphosis of bamboo page…, 1719, Maria Sibylla Merian, author; Peter Sluyter, printmaker. Getty Research Institute.  For some reason, I am fascinated by the history of the pineapple lately.

I could easily fill this Tumblr with Hogarth engravings: so many...

I could easily fill this Tumblr with Hogarth engravings: so many of them are overflowing with narrative and brimming with sarcasm. I find them a great delight! The Company of Undertakers by William Hogarth (1697-1764) was issued in 1736. This early print...

anacharsisclootz: Mrs. Jordan in the Character of Hippolyta,...

anacharsisclootz: Mrs. Jordan in the Character of Hippolyta, painting by John Hoppner. Dorothea Jordan (21 November 1761 – 5 July 1816) was an Anglo-Irish actress, courtesan, and the mistress and companion of the future King William IV of the United...

“A View of the City of Carlisle” from Tobias...

“A View of the City of Carlisle” from Tobias Smollett, The Present State of All Nations, Containing a Geographical, Natural, Commercial, and Political History of All the Countries in the Known World (London, 1768), opp. 282; and “A View of Glasgow”,...

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