Women of the Empire

Gaetano Monti: Napoleone viene incoronato Re d’Italia (The Coronation of Napoleon as King of Italy), 1807. Details. Palazzo di Brera, Milan.

Photos by Giovanni Dall’Orto, Wikimedia Commons.

The people of Paris thought that in removing Robespierre they were destroying tyranny, whereas the purpose of his removal was to make it flourish more luxuriantly than ever. But once Robespierre had fallen, the explosion was such that in spite of all their efforts, the Terrorists were never able to gain the upper hand again.

Napoleon on Maximilien Robespierre during his banishment to St. Helena  (via viverobespierre)

wow even Napoleon calls it

(via unspeakablevice)


A 1887 handwritten draft of Whitman’s 1865 poem “O Captain! My Captain!

A 1887 handwritten draft of Whitman’s 1865 poem “O Captain! My Captain!

Rising in prestige over the coming months, Lannes went on to crush rebellions in Italy, fight at Saint-Georges, receive a promotion to général de brigade, take two enemy flags at Bassano, serve at Due Castelli, and be wounded by a shot at Governolo. After recovering, he joined Augereau’s division with which he fought at Arcola. During that battle, Lannes was wounded while leading an assault across the bridge and knocked unconscious. Dragged to safety by his soldiers, he was transported back to an aid station a few miles away from the battle. Waking to the sound of gunfire, Lannes brushed doctors and their protests away, commandeered a horse, and rode back to Arcola to join in battle again, only to be wounded and knocked unconscious yet again.
historicalfashion:

The Marquise de Becdelièvre by Alexander Roslin, 1780

historicalfashion:

The Marquise de Becdelièvre by Alexander Roslin, 1780

germankultur:

Postcard from an unspecified date- “three souls and one thought”

germankultur:

Postcard from an unspecified date- “three souls and one thought”

historicalfashion:

Robe à l’anglaise | ca. 1780 | Colonial Williamsburg
This dress is cotton with silk embroidery - which just goes to show how spectacular an “average” material can become.

historicalfashion:

Robe à l’anglaise | ca. 1780 | Colonial Williamsburg

This dress is cotton with silk embroidery - which just goes to show how spectacular an “average” material can become.

toxicnotebook:

Illustrator Sunday: J.C. Leyendecker (Part Two)

I took your silence as ‘no one would mind’.

Scanned from the Culter & Culter J.C. Leyendecker book.

russian-style:

Boris Zvorykin - Illustrations to “Boris Godunov”

"Boris Godunov" is a play by Alexander Pushkin, written in 1825. The play is based on history of Boris Godunov’s reign (1598-1605), which is believed to be the beginning of Smuta ( "The Time of Troubles", but I prefer Russian term).

Smuta was a crucial period in Russian history. Civil war, Polish and Sweden invasions, total chaos in governmental, economical and social structures - Smuta almost destroyed  the country. 

Pushkin wrote his play  inspired by Shakespeare’s historical dramas. “Boris Godunov” is highly reverenced in Russian culture - there’re opera by Mussorgsky, based on the play, and  thousand allusions in poetry, literature, art  etc.

By the legend, Pushkin himself was so exulted after finishing the play, that cried: “What a Pushkin, what a son of a bitch!”


Un bonnet, vraisemblablement de la garde nationale durant 1791-1792.

Un bonnet, vraisemblablement de la garde nationale durant 1791-1792.