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  • Tags: 1800s

a woman prisoner in solitary confinement.jpg
According to Wellcome Collection, this painting depicts "The punishment room at Woking Convict Invalid Prison. The woman stands alone in a padded cell with her arms outstretched and her fists clenched."

Recorded "voluntary" confession of Grace Marks faimed Canadian Murderess and Trial Record

The Lament for Icarus is a painting that shows dead Icarus surrounded by lamenting nymphs. The Icarus is lying on big bird feathers that were made out of wax by his father so Icarus can escape from Crete.

the lady's last stake.jpg
According to Wellcome Collection's, "A married lady has lost all her cards to a young officer and has to decide between honour and debts."

Terrific description from The Cleveland Museum of Art (seriously amazing website; see source):"Fire consumed London’s famous Houses of Parliament on the night of October 16, 1834, and people gathered along the banks of the river Thames to gaze in awe…

Fire in England (Phily).jpg
Joseph M.W. Turner was present in London for the burning of Parliament and certainly sought to make use of it. As the fire raged, Turner studied the blaze from two different vantage points (including from a boat) sketches the scene from multiple…

Robbers are being hung for the crimes in a public hall.

Advertisement for 'Anatomical and physiological description of the Florentine Venus', 2nd ed. Various editions of this work were published between 1847 and 1854.Printed on title-page: catalogues, sixpence. First page of final leaf lists 12 'Means of…

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Portrait of a Boy.jpg
Forgotten portrait sketch of a well-to-do England boy by William Westall, showing the boy's unusually long hair

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It gives a visual depiction of the different aspects of the mind, something that was still being understood during this time period. The theory was founded in late 18th century Germany by the physiologist Franz Joseph Gall and the physician Johann…
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