Exotic Entomology. 'Provided for your delight are a small number of the world's butterflies and moths, taken from Dru Drury's three-volume monograph entitled Illustrations of Exotic Entomology.'
Schreber's Fabulous Beasts. 'In 1774 Johann Christian Dan Schreber authored a multivolume set of books entitled Die Saugthiere in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Focusing on mammals of the world, these books were lavishly illustrated with 755 hand-colored plates. There was a slight problem though: in most instances the artists had never seen the animals they were rendering onto paper. Explorers would return from their travels and describe the animals in question to the artists. The end result was that some of the drawings, though representing real animals, looked more like they had come from someone's nightmares. '
Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. 'Throughout French history the powerful have sought to harness culture to their own ends. They understood that the representation of power--what today we call "image"--is a form of power itself. They patronized artists, artisans, and intellectuals who produced works that proclaimed the legitimacy of their rule, reinforced their authority, and enhanced their prestige. At times, they stifled creative impulses incompatible with their ambition. The relationship between power--or politics--and culture in French history is thus an ambivalent one, defined as much by conflict and censorship as by cooperation and patronage ...'
The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
West African Mysteries. Photography.
William Coupon. 'I decided to fly to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, and then to Bayanga on the Sangha River to photograph the Pygmy. The day I arrived, a medical team was in town giving vaccinations to the children, and it was an intense sight. The people lived tent-like constructions that housed two to three rooms each. The poverty was overwhelming, and the Pygmy have been abused for many years by the general population. '
The Photographs of Seydou Keita, Mali.
Astor Cube. 'One of the most prominent landmarks in the East Village in Manhattan is a statue of a giant steel cube. The cube was built at Astor Place in 1968, and has stood there ever since. The cube can spin on its axis, which is pretty entertaining the first time, and requires a few people to get it moving ...'
French Revolutionary Pamphlets.
Zen and Photography.
Vietnamese Artists.Quite a collection.
Vietnamese silk painting.
Vietnamese lacquer painting.
Nguyen Do Cung: Invitation to the Best Women Workers.
Dang Tin Truong.
Chan Visual Arts. Art of Zen.
Crossing Man. 'One day when Ton was hanging out at a friend's house he saw a perfect opportunity for a prank! On the corner there was a crosswalk with two crosswalk signs. Wouldn't it be nuts if you were driving along and there actually was a guy shaped like that crossing the street? He did ... '
The Bible According to Cheese.
The Diary of Murasaki Shikibu. 'As the autumn season approaches the Tsuchimikado becomes inexpressibly smile-giving. The tree-tops near the pond, the bushes near the stream, are dyed in varying tints whose colours grow deeper in the mellow light of evening. The murmuring sound of waters mingles all the night through with the never-ceasing recitation of sutras which appeal more to one's heart as the breezes grow cooler ... '
Project Patagonia. In search of fossils.
Savage Ancient Sea. 'When the last of the great dinosaurs roamed North America, a shallow sea covered the middle of the continent from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico. Many unique creatures lived in this savage ancient sea...' A Disappearing Star Cluster.
Brancusi. Great gallery of his work. Thanks to Frizzy Logic.
Brancusi: Maiastra and Bird in Space. Thanks to Frizzy Logic.
The Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler. Via MeFi.
The Dance of Death in art. Thanks to Giornale Nuovo.
Tradestone Gallery. Russian arts and crafts. Via Sugar & Spicy.
Circus Posters. Via Solipsistic.
Impermanent Art. Via neurastenia.
Little Big Books. Via neurastenia.
Art Frahm - 'a study of the effects of celery on loose elastic'. Via neurastenia.
Baudelaire. Via iconomy.
Cafe Shah Bender, Baghdad's oldest. Via Sugar & Spicy.
American Girl Magazine Covers. Via Sugar & Spicy.
Carte-de-Visite Photographs by Queensland Photographers. Via Solipsistic.
Pulp Magazines 1912-1913. Via Sugar & Spicy.
Howard Chandler Christy Gallery. Via Sugar & Spicy.
The Masses. Via Sugar & Spicy.
BoxBots. Thanks to iconomy.
Patrick Durand. Photographs. Via MeFi.
Horst Hamann. Via MeFi.
New York Vertical. Via MeFi.
I've moved in!
The new house is very nice and very spacious. It's about a hundred years old, with some interesting things nearby - an old church, a stream. There's a nice big loft which can be used as a library or something weird and arty; nice characterful bedrooms; and a big study. The garden is big enough without being an encumbrance, with useful-looking shed... apple trees, landscaped chessboard pattern pation...
Anyway, updates will resume tomorrow.
Plep will not be updated for a few days as I am in the process of moving house (though I may post to Metafilter if time allows). I expect to be updating again sometime next week. Feel free to send email! Wish you were here!!! :)
In the spirit of housecleaning, today's entry includes a few things I've saved up for a while.
Nos Histoires De L'Ile: Our Stories of the Island. Online photographic record of French Island, Maine.
'Nos Histoires de L'Ile (Our Stories of the Island) is not only the title of our book, but also the organization that has been created by current and former residents of French Island to preserve the unique story of our French community. In the process of writing this book we collected over 1000 photographs of people and places of French Island. Many were taken in the 1880's. The older ones are from tin type photographs, but most were taken with a box cameras. The quality of some may be poor and out of focus, but we felt they were worth including in this rare collection ... '
Maine Folklife Centre. 'Welcome to the Maine Folklife Center the nation's leading collection of folklore, oral history, traditional music, and photographs of Maine and Eastern Canada ... '
Malecite and Passamaquoddy Tales.
Save Our Sounds. 'The Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress are preserving important collections of historical recordings of spoken word and music, from Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" to Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, from American Indian recordings of the 1890s to the oral histories of ex-slaves recorded in the 1930s. '
'Included in these collections are hundreds of thousands of recordings from every state in the nation and from around the world, including music, songs, poems, and speeches that have inspired artists, leaders, and communities over the generations.'
Exploring Africa. An exhibit of maps and travel narratives.
'This exhibit puts on display one of the hidden resources of Thomas Cooper Library's Special Collections, a selection from the many books of travel and exploration purchased for the original South Carolina College Library in the early and middle nineteenth century. The exhibition illustrates most of the major phases in the European exploration of Africa, from the late fifteenth century to the late nineteenth century ... '
Historical Maps of Africa, 1808-1978.
When Silk Was Gold. 'Central Asian and Chinese textiles in the Cleveland and Metropolitan Museums of Art.'
Ikat: Splendid Silks of Central Asia. 'Way stations on the Silk Road, the desert oases of Bukhara and Samarkand (in what is now Uzbekistan) were once glorious dynastic capitals, their status proclaimed in gleaming, turquoise-tiled architecture. By the nineteenth century, their political glory had faded. But, in isolation from the expanding industrial world, the artistry of these Central Asian cities found a brilliant new form of expression: the labor-intensive, richly colored, explosively patterned silks known as ikats ... '
Chinese Minority Textiles: Miao and Others. 'The ethnic minorities of China have produced fanciful, colorful costumes with distinctive flavors. They display superlative embroidery, brocading and batik. Objects by Miao, Shui, Dong, Yi and Zhuang groups from the southwestern provinces of Guizhou, Hunan and Yunnan are currently featured below. Most costume items or accessories are decorated with flowers, birds and animals from the surrounding landscape -- anthropomorphic and zoomorphic images that are often abstracted. Traditional auspicious designs appear, even among patterns that are completely geometric. Some parts of these minority groups, particularly the Miao, migrated southward into Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, where we know them as H'mong ... '
Some Miao folklore.
Vintage Japanese Kimono. 'The elegant Japanese kimono on these pages are one-of-a-kind works of textile art that can either be displayed or worn. A range of decorative approaches is shown in these kimonos: intricate embroidery in satin stitch or metallic couching, delicate shaded resist painting, applied gold foil, elaborate brocading, and intricate ikat or tie dye ... '
Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Volcanoes by Robert I. Tilling.
'Volcanoes destroy and volcanoes create. The catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, made clear the awesome destructive power of a volcano. Yet, over a time span longer than human memory and record, volcanoes have played a key role in forming and modifying the planet upon which we live. More than 80 percent of the Earth's surface--above and below sea level--is of volcanic origin. Gaseous emissions from volcanic vents over hundreds of millions of years formed the Earth's earliest oceans and atmosphere, which supplied the ingredients vital to evolve and sustain life. Over geologic eons, countless volcanic eruptions have produced mountains, plateaus, and plains, which subsequent erosion and weathering have sculpted into majestic landscapes and formed fertile soils ... '
Volcanoes of the United States.
Volcanic and Seismic Hazards on the Island of Hawaii.
Maria Sibylla Merian '(born in Frankfurt, 1647 – 1717) was the first known person to record observations on insect metamorphosis. Born into a family of artists, she soon became fascinated with insects and began studying them obsessively. From the age of 16 until her death, she kept a detailed journal of her entomological observations and drawings ... '
Antique Butterfly Prints from Maria Merian.
Maria Merian Postage Stamps.
Impressionist Still Life. ' "Impressionist Still Life" is the first major exhibition devoted to Impressionist still-life painting. Ninety spectacular works reveal the surprising innovations in late-19th-century still life by such masters as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, Courbet, Czanne, van Gogh, and Gauguin. The exhibition traces the movement from its origins in the Realism of Courbet through its transformation in the late work of Czanne. Highlights include two remarkable still lifes by Monet never before seen in the United States and fifteen works by Czanne, one of Impressionisms greatest still life painters ... '
From Paris To Provincetown: Blanche Lazzell and the Colour Woodcut.
A Tour Through the Covered Bridges of Maine.
Maine Women's Hall of Fame.
The Black Man's Burden: The White Man in Africa from the Fifteenth Century to World War I. By E.D. Morel, 1920.
'We stand on the threshold of a new era. The moment is propitious for the birth of an international conscience in regard to Africa. Great social changes are in process of development among the white peoples of the earth. The seat of power is shifting from the propertied classes to the producing masses. The latter will find themselves invested before long with executive duties in many spheres of government, with whose problems they are not familiar; among them the administration of dark-skinned peoples. Upon the new Democracy in Britain, in particular, will be laid immense tasks in this respect. These tasks constitute in fact the greatest moral responsibility which the Democracy of tomorrow will have to face. They cannot be set aside. The spirit in which they are approached will be, perhaps, for the new Democracy of Britain, the supreme test of character ... '
Reforming the Heart of Darkness. The transatlantic movement protesting King Leopold's brutal rule in the Congo.
'At the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, King Leopold of Belgium gained international support for his creation of the Congo Free State through proposals to end slavery in the Congo, protect the rights of the natives, and guarantee free trade. In the popular media he was often portrayed as a philanthropist who was selflessly devoting his efforts to rescue and "civilize" the peoples of central Africa. Five years later, a young writer, inspired to adventure by the celebrated travels of Henry M. Stanley and believing the glowing reports of Leopold's rule, got a job on a steamer headed up the Congo River. Joseph Conrad turned his Congo experiences into Heart of Darkness, published in 1899. During the next decade, Leopold's rule of the Congo would increasingly become viewed with reference to the last words of Conrad's fictional ivory company agent, the depraved Mr. Kurtz: "The horror! The horror!" ... '
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
The Crime of the Congo by Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Red Spot: Menstrual Culture.
'This site is all about periods, but cannot replace your doctor's advice. The Red Spot is a gathering place for the knowledge and experience that women gain about their periods over time, not a medical resource ... '
Eichmann's Trial: A Witness Account.
'Jewish artist Yehuda Bacon was born in 1929 in Moravska Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. '
'He witnessed the Nazi deportation of Jews from his home town, and was himself sent to the Czech ghetto Theresienstadt in 1942, on the orders of Adolf Eichmann. '
'A year later, Mr Bacon and his family were transported to Auschwitz concentration camp. The artist's account and drawings of his experiences were used in evidence against Eichmann ... '
Arthur Rackham. Illustrations for children's books.
'He never lost the joy and sense of wonderment and he never gave in to the baser styles that fell in and out of favor over the years. From Queen Victoria's death in 1901 to the start of World War I, Rackham's illustrations preserved a lifestyle and a sensibility that kept the frighteningly modern future at bay. His beautiful drawings were the antithesis of the industrial advances that allowed them to be printed at affordable prices. Even into the twenties and thirties, his art was a constant reminder of those aspects of innocence that had been left behind. He always kept his gentle humor and his Wind in the Willows@ (at left), published posthumously in 1940, is as much a children's classic as his Peter Pan. Rackham died in 1939.'
Edwin Austin Abbey. Illustrations.
'Abbey can lay claim to being America's first great illustrator. His work was inspirational and influential during his life and remains so today.'
Daniel Vierge. 19th century illustrations.
The Great Hedge of India. A 1,500 mile hedge the British grew across India as a customs hedge. 'As his researches progressed he found that the hedge he thought merely a piece of eccentricity was actually an instrument of oppression, used to collect a Salt Tax set so high that the Indians suffered from salt starvation.'
The Solar System. Virtual tours of the Sun and planets, courtesy of the BBC. Some nice Flash games.
Martin Luther King: Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream.
Buddha's Discourse on the End of the World.
'You gather stones from off the waste hill-side,
And therewith build a cottage, snug and warm;
But the hut falls with time, and by and by
There's naught, but just the waste hill-side again. '
'Nigeria-Arts.Net is the largest database of Nigerian artists and creativity on the Internet. In these pages you can read artists biographies, view or hear work samples and find direct contact informaton. Browsing these pages, you will experience the richness and diversity of Nigeria's creative community and have the opportunity to interact with its members ... '
The Homeless Guy. The website of a homeless man.
Indonesian Legend of Nabi Isa.
'Stories travel from place to place and the exchange of thought among different nations has since time immemorial been much more lively than was formerly assumed. We know that the Buddhist Jataka tales, which are childhood stories of the Buddha, traved from India to Greece where they reappeared as Aesop's fables, and so the story of the Bodhisattva who became Buddha was retold in Christian countries where Bodhisat was changed to Josaphat, under which name he was made a saint of the Catholic Church.'
'But Christian stories also traveled into Buddhist countries, although the traces of the influence of Christianity were mainly obliterated just as the name of Buddhism has disappeared in the West, leaving only dim echoes, but we know that Nestorian Christianity was an established religion in Tibet and that more than one thousand years ago it was a religion officially recognized by the Chinese government. The Nestorian monument, one of the oldest Christian monuments in existence, was written in the Chinese language and recapitulates the main tenets of Christianity, still testifying to the pristine glory of Christianity in China. It stands in a country where now the people and the government are so vigorously opposed to Christianity that all missionary efforts seem hopeless. But echoes of Christianity have also reached the East Indian Archipelago, and it is strange to find a story of the prophet Jesus retold in the style of the Buddhist Jatakas, which has reached the island of Java not through Europeans but through natives ... '
Explore Mars Now. Virtual tours of the red planet.
'The World Poetry project was started in an effort to bring muse to the fingertips; to create a site on the internet where a wide range of poetry could be accessed. Our vision and goals are large and encompassing. No doubt it will take considerable time to live up to the name. Promoting strong accessible poetry which moves the senses and soul without fogging the mind is our primary motivation. Although we have started with American poets a more global mix will be forthcoming ... '
Poetry here. (Link fixed).
Domestic Goddess, a.k.a. 'scribbling mobs of women'.
'A moderated E-journal, devoted to women writers, beginning in the 19th century, who wrote domestic fiction. '
Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe and more -[this is good].
In Search of Ancient Ireland. '3 hour documentary TV series tracing the history and the legends of ancient Ireland, from 2000 BC - when Stone Age farmers built some of the largest and most spectacular Neolithic monuments in Europe. The series explores events and stories from three millennia of history, up to the Norman invasion of 1167AD ... '
'The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara are located in the present day County of Meath on the east coast of Ireland. The Boyne Valley Mounds at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.'
'Built by Neolithic communities about 5000 years ago, the Passage Tomb Monuments have clear Astronomical Alignments such as the Winter Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange and the Equinox Sunrise at Loughcrew ... '
Prehistoric Music: Ireland.
'Bronze Age Horns of Ireland, Scotland and England One of the most exciting musical discoveries of the 20th Century was the re-awakening of the Bronze Age Horns of Ireland Scotland and England. An ancient mystery had been solved. '
'For hundreds of years attempts were made to play any of the 104 horns that survive from the Irish Bronze Age. All were met with failure due to the large "single cavity" mouthpiece which is a feature of the bronze horn family ... '
Ukiyoe from the Sweet Briar Collection. Good online collection.
Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints from the Anne van Biema Collection. Another good collection.
A Gallery Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Calligraphy by Doshu Kanayama.
'The calligraphy that exists in Japan today originated in China, thus it may also be called 'Chinese Calligraphy.' After reaching Japan, this Chinese Calligraphy became a tradition in Japanese culture. The primary goal was to write beautifully and skillfully, however, like any other form of art, appreciation of beauty was also an aim.'
'Modern calligraphy in Japan is 'traditional' with its long history, 'disciplined' with strict hierarchism, 'prestigious' with skillful elected members, and 'delicate' with precious materials such as inks and papers dating back to 15 to 20 years to give certain effects. Unfortunately, its dissemination has been very limited, resulting in seeing less calligraphy than painting and sculpture in the world of art ... '
Traditional Arts and Crafts in Kanazawa.
Kaga Lion Head. 'Lion dances in Kaga are an unusual event which feature performers known as "pole wavers", who stab at the lion. Lion dances flourished as a means of martial arts training and lion heads were placed in each town as guardians and became objects of pride. Production of lion heads also flourished because of the custom in private homes of displaying a lion head in the tokonoma alcove to celebrate the birth of a boy.'
Kanazawa Paper Umbrellas.
Africans in America.
America's journey through slavery.
Excerpts from Slave Narratives.
'He was both a visionary and a manipulator, a brilliant orator and a pompous autocrat. In just ten years following his emigration to the United States as a laborer in 1917, Marcus Garvey rose to lead the largest black organization in history, was taken to prison in handcuffs, and was eventually deported. Marcus Garvey is the dramatic story of the rise and fall of an African American leader who influenced politics and culture around the world.'
The Poetry of Marcus Garvey.
You and Me.
The Morning. Poem.
How My Mother-in-Law Instructed Me in Slaughter. Poem.
A Crescent Nebula Star Field.
Cocoon of a New White Dwarf.
The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real.
The Brown Tree Snake on Guam. 'How the arrival of one invasive species damaged the ecology, commerce, electrical systems, and human health on Guam: A comprehensive information source.'
Annette Kellerman. 'Mother of synchronized swimming, and creator of the one-piece bathing suit.'
Ladies' One Piece Bathing Suit, Circa 1922.
Art Featuring Larger Models. Rubens, Renoir, Matisse, Diego Rivera, Titian, Picasso, etc.
Miniature Libraries. Via Booklab II.
Photos of Earth from the Air. Thanks, Dinesh.
Fine Art of Stephen Dubov. 'For 12 years, artist Stephen Dubov lived within boundaries of razor wire and a Life Without Possibility of Parole sentence--convicted, in 1988, of cocaine possession. In May 2000, that sentence was struck down and a new term of thirty years was imposed.'
'Throughout incarceration, Dubov has held his center and created fine art. This web site was initiated and is maintained by Friends of Stephen Dubov so that we may share with you his exceptional sculpture, drawing, and writing.'
The Pichs Collection. Exploring Cuba's history through postal stamps.
Devi: The Great Goddess. 'The Great Goddess, known in India as Devi (literally "goddess"), has many guises. She is "Ma" the gentle and approachable mother. As Jaganmata, or Mother of the universe, she assumes cosmic proportions, destroying evil and addressing herself to the creation and dissolution of the worlds. She is worshiped by thousands of names that often reflect local customs and legends. She is one and she is many. She is celebrated in songs and poems ... '
Puja: Expressions of Hindu Devotion.
Memento Mori: The War Drawings of Jack Nichols. Canadian war artist.
Lost Visions, Forgotton Dreams: Life and Art of an Ancient Arctic People. 'For three thousand years before the Inuit arrived in Arctic Canada, the region was occupied by a people of remarkable accomplishment. Known to archaeologists as the Palaeo-Eskimos, they developed the techniques that first allowed humans to live successfully in the coldest and bleakest part of the habitable world. They also produced a legacy of carving that is unique, delightful and intriguing. Living beyond the range of known human adaptations, this ancient society created objects of such enduring beauty that they give pleasure to peoples as alien as ourselves. '
Threads of the Land: Clothing Traditions from Three Indigenous Cultures. Native Canadian.
Historic Ivories at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Inuit art.
Painted Shop Signs in Paris, 1900.
Graphic City: Sao Paulo.
John Heartfield: One Man's War Against Hitler. An amazing tale, and fab anti-Nazi photomontages. Thanks to Monkey Media Report.
A synopsis of Heartfield's life, with links to his work, also at Monkey Media Report.
Marionettes. Via MeFi.
Hendrick Goltzius. Via iconomy, mysterium.
Dickens' London Map. Via iconomy.
Marcus Bloch's Natural History of Fish. Via Neurastenia.
Pony Express Route. Via iconomy.
Peapod Design. Via Neurastenia.
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia. Thanks to Monkey Media Report.
Without Sanctuary: Photographs and Postcards of Lynching in America. 'Searching through America's past for the last 25 years, collector James Allen uncovered an extraordinary visual legacy: photographs and postcards taken as souvenirs at lynchings throughout America. With essays by Hilton Als, Leon Litwack, Congressman John Lewis and James Allen, these photographs have been published as a book – "Without Sanctuary" by Twin Palms Publishers . Please be aware before entering the site that much of the material is very disturbing. '
Via Fiendish Is the Word.
Voyage, Voyage. 'In 1953 Roy Jenkin, a 21 year-old student from Exeter, cycled around France, Switzerland and Germany with his schoolfriend Gordon Newbery. They covered 2,286 miles, slept in potting sheds, hay barns, and even a railway marshalling yard, and the whole trip cost them £24 15s. His diary and this website, describes the long-gone Europe of horse carts, cobbles and old fashioned hospitality, a continent which was still recovering from six years of war ... '
Popular Mechanics Covers Gallery. Via Sugar & Spicy.
Flamerite. Via Sugar & Spicy.
Allison Lefcort. Pop art portraits. Via Fiendish Is the Word.
Tel Aviv Pride Parade 2003. Gallery. Via Sugar & Spicy.
Elvis Paintings 2002. Via Sugar & Spicy.
The Group of Seven. Canadian artists.
Group of Seven gallery.
Night Firework Photos. Via MeFi.
Canadian Social Progress Gallery. 'Social progress is the weight of laws designed to alleviate human suffering. Canada, while slow to start passing national legislation in this regard, rapidly addressed its social needs from the 1940s onwards ... '
US Steel Gary Works Photograph Collection, 'a series of more than 2,200 photographs of the Gary Works steel mill and the corporate town of Gary, Indiana held by the Calumet Regional Archives at Indiana University Northwest. In images of compelling diversity, historians and the general public can view all aspects of this planned industrial community: the steel mill, the city, and the citizens who lived and worked there.'
Arts of the Silk Road. Superb.
Cell Door. Magazine about prison life.
Eco-Artware. Arts and crafts from natural and reused materials. 'Earth-friendly designs'.
Asian Traditions in Clay. 'From a seven-thousand-year-old Iranian vessel to animal-shaped pots from the Khmer Empire of Southeast Asia to colorful, exuberant tiles and serving ware from the Islamic world, the objects that appear in this exhibition are superb examples of the potter's craft. Representing three major yet very different ceramic traditions in Asia, they belong to three groups of ceramics generously given to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery by Osborne and Gratia Hauge and Victor and Takako Hauge. In the course of many years of residence and travel abroad, the two brothers and their wives were able to pursue their interest in the arts-both ancient and contemporary-of Asia ... '
Gallery of Aurorae.
Erotic Print Society. Not suitable for work.