Edmund Blair Leighton
The King and the Beggar Maid
Tsuba with design of tree-bark, creeper and a fly, made in Japan in the late 18th-early 19th century (source).
Ishiguro Kanemoto, Pair of menuki (hilt ornaments) in the form of hawks, early 19th century (source).
Industrial design — cranes flying over the waters.
from Documents japonais (Japanese art documents), by Charles Gillot, Paris, 188?
SICILY. Syracuse. Time of Dionysius I (405-367 BC). AR decadrachm (33mm, 43.30 gm, 6h). Struck ca. 400-390 BC. Unsigned dies in the style of Euainetos. Charioteer, in flowing chiton and holding goad and reins, driving racing quadriga left; above, Nike flying right, about to crown charioteer with wreath; in exergue, panoply of arms: cuirass between two greaves, with Phrygian helmet to right; all within a border of dots / Head of Arethusa left, wearing wreath of reeds, triple-pendant earring, and necklace; ΣΥ-Ρ-Α-Κ-ΟΣΙΩΝ above, pellet below chin, four dolphins swimming around…
A Young Lady with a Parrot (c.1730). Rosalba Carriera (Italian, 1675-1757). Pastel on blue laid paper, mounted to laminated paperboard. Art Institute of Chicago.
One of the few renowned women artists of her time, the Venetian Carriera popularized the pastel portrait. In Young Lady with a Parrot, silks, ribbons, pearls, lace, flowers, hair, and flesh are defined with lightness and dexterity. The vivacious portrait of a young woman, with her porcelain-like face, cascade of golden curls, and full bosom (revealed by the parrot), exemplifies the flattering portraiture and technical mastery that brought Carriera international fame.