Posts tagged: public domain
Vincent van Gogh, Piles of French Novels and Roses in a Glass (“Romans Parisiens”), c. 1887
William Russwurm, 1904
This is from the rogues’ gallery mug shot books held at the City of Vancouver Archives. Here’s Mr Russwurm’s rap sheet:
Native of England, Occupation laborer, age 28. Height 5 ft 8 1/2 inches. Brown hair. Brown Eyes. Fresh Complexion, medium build.
Arrested Nov 20th 1904, by Officer Anderson in the Avenue Hotel and charged with the theft of a number of Insurance papers, the property of Gordon Allison. Was adjudged guilty and sentenced to 6 months in Jail, H[ard] L[abour].
This man was out on S[uspended] S[entence] over a Conviction for Vagrancy Oct 2nd 1904, and besides has served several in Victoria Jail.
The Avenue Hotel was on the northwest corner of Dupont (East Pender) and Columbia, the heart of what was then the city’s red light district.
Russwurm lived the rest of his days in Vancouver working as a longshoreman. Note the pin he is wearing is for the Western Federation of Miners, a radical trade union that affiliated with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, or Wobblies) when it formed the following year. He may or may not be a distant relative of mine.
Source: City of Vancouver Archives, VPD series #S202, Loc. 37-C-9
I think he was a relative… his eyes look familiar.
PIERO DI COSIMO
St Mary Magdalene
Tempera on panel, 72,5 x 76 cm
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome
Reading is good :)
Portrait of Maria Salviati
Oil on wood, 87 x 71 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Sixth Circle of Hell, Dante’s Inferno, 1861, Gustave Dore
Couple de musicien ; Xuanzong et Yang Guifei
Série : miroir des peintures classiques
Vers 1798-1800. Yang Guifei. Yang Yuhuan (719-756), Concubine favorite de l’empereur Xuanzong des Tang (règne 712-756).
Utamaro Kitagawa (1753-1806)
Section Japon du musée Guimet
(C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Harry Bréjat
冩上手本繪の姿見 玄宗貴妃比翼笛之圖 喜多川歌麿 1798～1800年頃
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth is throwing a party for Mexico’s great artist José Guadalupe Posada, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his death with a show featuring more than 50 of his estimated 15,000 prints documenting Mexican life. “¡Hombre! Prints by José Guadalupe Posada" includes images of outlaws, fugitives, demons, lovers, politicians, and the famous Calaveras.
From top: José Guadalupe Posada, Aventuras del Príncipe Flor de Nopal o la gratitud de un amigo, 1900, chromolithograph. José Guadalupe Posada, La calavera Oaxaqueña calavera del montón. Número 1, no date, relief print. José Guadalupe Posada, Cat Calavera, no date, relief print. José Guadalupe Posada, Calavera de un lagartijo, no date, relief print. All images courtesy Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.
Head of a Young Woman
Frans Floris, ca. 1555
Allen Memorial Art Museum