Oscar Wilde Secretly Released from Prison at Night Time

Courtesy of the Illustrated Police News etc (London, England), Saturday April 20, 1897.


Wee Mary Wollstonecraft 


Wee Mary Wollstonecraft 

Its face was like the face she had seen in some medieval paintings where the martyr’s limbs are being sawed off and his expression says he is being deprived of nothing essential.
— Flannery O’Connor, The Violent Bear It Away

Gemma Arterton in Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Gemma Arterton in Tess of the D’Urbervilles


Dante hiding, Virgil calms Devils Italian 14th cent by Tony Harrison

Folio Society Editon: Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenIllustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso

Folio Society Editon: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Illustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso


Doucet day dress ca. 1900-05

From the Modemuseum Hasselt


Lo Stregozzo (The Witch’s Procession), attributed to Marcantonio Raimondi, and Agostino Veneziano, among others, ca. 1520

More info here.


Trailer for Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which screened at the TIFF.


Me at parties


Me at parties


The Greenwood Lake, 1875, Jasper Francis Cropsey


Elizabeth Bishop with her cat, Minnow, 1938


This regency era coat was first worn by Colin Firth as Mr.Darcy in the 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice, and then went on to be worn by J.J. Feild as Mr.Nobley in the film Austenland. At first glance the coat does not even seem to be the same, but there are a few clues, such as the button placement and overall cut of the garment, though the actual buttons seem to have been changed. Confirmation, however, comes from Shannon Hale, the author of Austenland.  She states on her website that they are indeed one in the same:

"Later, I find out the costume coat and hat J.J. Feild is wearing are the same ones Colin Firth wore in Pride & Prejudice. Somehow, I’ve managed to enter Austenland. It’s ridiculous. And it’s so much fun."

Costume Credit: Emma

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