A glorious tribute to the vanity of man
Ramblings of a history student
A blog dedicated to history, where you will find a good mix of everything I find interesting.
My obsessions include: Europe 1740-1815, the Habsburg Monarchy, the Napoleonic wars, The Age of Enlightenment and the age of sail.
Sep

Harry and I are equally exhausted from doing very little today

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cidre-de-glace:

Renseignements; le général Desaix à l’armée de Rhin et Moselle by Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier, 1867

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theladyintweed:

Rococo in Detail: Jean-Marc Nattier 

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187o:

Berliner Stadtschloss (around 1900)

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sadnessdollart:

Portrait of a noblewoman” (detail), by Anton von Maron (1733–1808)

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vfreie:

Officer and lower ranks (I think the man in the middle might be a sergeant) of the Swiss guards regiment commanded by Colonel Jaccaud (also spelled Iacaud), later by Colonel Bavois, in the service of Francesco III d’Este, Duke of Modena.

The date at the bottom right of the image is slightly off the mark, as this regiment was raised in 1742.

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187o:

Preußisches Posthausschild ,1776

Prussian postal house sign from Halle an der Saale. The original is in German Post Museum in Frankfurt / Main.

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187o:

Frederick the Great visited the colony in Rhinluch (by Johann Christian Frisch)

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ornamentedbeing:

What I would have worn to the American Revolution. 

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hussar4:

Curved, single -and false-edged blade, wide fuller, featuring remains of blueing (in patina), with gilt engravings at the forte, atrophy surmounting a cartouche with motto “Vivat Husar”, the effigy of a Hussar on horseback and remains of other engravings at the base, with remains of gilding; brass hilt, elongated and ribbed langets, straight parry quillon, grooved guard; long, smooth and outlined cap; checkered and outlined, ebony grip. Brass scabbard with two rings.

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soundtrack-for-lovers:

This is making me feel queasy

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rococo2earlymodern:

Fan

Date: ca. 1710
Culture: probably French
Medium: mother-of-pearl, paper, gouache, metal
Dimensions: 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)

Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum

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dressageworld:

Sir Donnerhall I (Sandro Hit x Donnerhall)

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