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Simone Martini – was an Italian painter born in Siena. He was a major figure in the development of early Italian painting and greatly influenced the development of the International Gothic style. - Christ Discovered in the Temple, 1342

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mygoodqueenbess:  Queen Elizabeth I, The Pelican Portrait, 1573-75, Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool. “This famous likeness of Elizabeth I is known as the ‘Pelican Portrait’ because of the pendant on the Queen’s breast, representing a mother pelican feeding her young with drops of her own blood. The bird is a traditional emblem of Christian self-sacrifice. Here it symbolises the Queen’s devotion to the service of her subjects. This picture was painted about 1574, when…

Queen Elizabeth I, The Pelican Portrait. Nicholas Hilliard - Walker Gallery, Liverpool NB: The difference in overall colour between the pictures is caused by yellowing varnishing on the ‘Phoenix’ and extensive cleaning of the ‘Pelican’ portrait.

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The Lamentation over the Dead Christ Master of the Virgo inter Virgines

Tolkien: Archetype and Word   by Patrick Grant    Patrick Grant, a specialist in Renaissance literature, teaches English at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Tolkien: Archetype and Word by Patrick Grant Patrick Grant, a specialist in Renaissance literature, teaches English at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

The pre-Christian virgin goddess Myrrha was the mother of the god Adonis, who tradition holds was born at Bethlehem, "in the same sacred cave that Christians later claimed as the birthplace of Jesus." Indeed, Myrrha was "identified with Mary by early Christians who called Jesus's mother Myrrh of the Sea." (Walker, 10)--DM Murdock

One of four scenes from the life of the Buddha Gandhara (present-day Pakistan), century B. overall Purchase Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.

‘Waltz Darling’, Kate Moss and Lady Elizabeth Longman by Tim Walker, Love #8 F/W 2012.  Christian Dior Fall Winter 2007 Haute Couture  (Submitted by hautekills)

the-moustached-king: ‘Waltz Darling’, Kate Moss and Lady Elizabeth Longman by Tim Walker, Love Christian Dior Fall Winter 2007 Haute Couture (Submitted by hautekills)

Ascribed to Michelangelo - Chrit and woman at the well -- Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 161009.JPG

Ascribed to Michelangelo - Chrit and woman at the well -- Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Attributed to the Master of Frankfurt About 1520 (Netherlandish) - Holy Family with Music Making Angels, 1515. Walker Art Gallery

Attributed to the Master of Frankfurt About 1520 (Netherlandish) - Holy Family with Music Making Angels, Walker Art Gallery

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