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"The Penitent" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 1876 - The image was probably meant to suggest Mary Magdalene, who was the best-known penitent woman for Victorian viewers.

"The Penitent" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 1876 - The image was probably meant to suggest Mary Magdalene, who was the best-known penitent woman for Victorian viewers.

Mary Jane Seacole OM (1805 – 14 May 1881), sometimes known as Mother Seacole or Mary Grant,[4][5] was a Jamaican nurse best known for her involvement in the Crimean War.[5] She set up and operated boarding houses in Panama and the Crimea to assist in her desire to treat the sick. Seacole was taught herbal remedies and folk medicine by her mother, who kept a boarding house for disabled European soldiers and sailors.

Black British - Crimean War nurse, Mary Seacole has been dubbed the Greatest Black Briton

Monet

Monet’s Tree. If I could live in a painting it would be this one. I would be perfectly happy spending the rest of my life by that tree

25 Генерал Евреинов.

General Evreinov at the Winter Palace Costume Ball of by ~VelkokneznaMaria on deviantART

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