Mindanao natives playing the Kutiyapi. Philppines.
The Italian Marine Band of Chicago.
Italian Marine Band of Chicago which played at the World’s Columbian Exposition during the Fair season.
Alethe, Priestess of Isis.
The Epicurean, a Tale by Thomas Moore.
Embroidered Table center by Ann Macbeth. Art nouveau c. 1901.
Torquato Tasso and Leonora d’Este by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
The Sultan Saladin and his Sister Sittah.
Saladin and his sister Sittah, have played chess. Sittah has won. Al Hafi, Saladin’s treasurer, enters. Continue reading
Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549)
Renaissance era. Continue reading
ARRESTED on a charge of debt, Clarissa has been taken to the sponging-house. There Lovelace visits her. After describing the forlorn room she occupies, he says :
No masks by Kiyotoki-Shimomura
By the death of Kiyotoki-Shimomura on May 29th, 1922, at the age of fifty-five, not only Nippon, but the world at large, lost a master carver of noh masks, a branch of art peculiarly Japanese in spirit. On account of the important position held by his family for generations in noh drama he was given rare opportunities of studying at close hand famous masks by old masters which were very rarely permitted to be seen except when they were worn on the noh stage. Not only that, but he had had a severe yet kind criticism on his work by Hōshō Kurō Tomoharu (Japanese Noh actor. 宝生 九郎 知栄; Fukagawa-san, 1837-1917), a great authority on the Noh, which spurred him on until at last he grasped the spirit of this unique art, and was able to produce masks that could favourably be compared with those of ancient masters. Continue reading
Portrait “Nina” Water color by Arthur E. Vokes (1851-1951).
Art deco children fashion and hairstyle 1924.
Illustration for Goethe`s “Faust.” By Harry Clarke (1889-1931).
Fantasy costume design 1925
Costume designs for “The Bonds of Interest”, 1924.
Baroque costume designs for Jacinto Benavente`s play “The Bonds of Interest” by John Garside, 1924.