Oak Tree or Quercus, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Oak Tree or Quercus: Plate 43, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image (Lehrbuch der praktischen Pflanzenkunde in Wort und Bild), Published in 1886. Copyright has expired on this artwork. Digitally restored.
© Craig McCausland
March - Tossing the Pancake
A Victorian cook, kitchen maid and the family of the house enjoying the traditional Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) pancake tossing excitement in the kitchen. From “The Comic Almanack for 1837: An Ephemeris in Jest and Earnest Containing All Things Fitting For Such Work by Rigdum Funnidos, Gent. - Adorned with a dozen of ‘Righte Merrie’ Cuts pertaining to the Months, and an Hieroglyphic, by George Cruikshank.” Published in London by Charles Tilt ‘Bibliopolist’, 1836.
© Linda Steward
Callisto And Artemis
The nymph Callisto succumbs to the embraces of Zeus, who is disguised as the goddess Artemis. Artemis, who demanded that her nymphs remained chaste, later discovered the indiscretion and turned Callisto into a bear. Engraving by Fr. Stober after Joh. Ender. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)
© 2010 Getty Images
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