Tag Archives: Artist

Sarah Bernhardt. French actress

Sarah Bernhardt, French actress,Portrait, Théodora, Victorian fashion

Bernhardt as Théodora (1900) in the drama of the same name by Victorien Sardou

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923)

Sarah Bernhardt (actually Marie Henriette Rosine Bernardt) was a French actress. She is considered the most famous actress of her time and was one of the first world stars.
Continue reading

Geoffrey Chaucer. English writer and poet.

Geoffrey Chaucer, Middle ages, 14th century, Canterbury Tales, Henry Shaw, costume, poet, England, English literature

Geoffrey Chaucer. English writer and poet.

GEOFFREY CHAUCER.

Was an English writer and poet who became famous as the author of the Canterbury Tales. He was born around 1342 in London and died probably on 25th October 1400 in London. Continue reading

The Sultan Saladin and his Sister Sittah.

Sultan Saladin. Sister Sittah. Nathan the Wise. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. German Enlightenment.

The Sultan Saladin and his Sister Sittah.

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