Francis Bacon (1561-1626) Viscount St Albans. English philosopher, scientist and statesman. Lord Chancellor 1618. In science advocated observation and experiment rather than Aristotelian deductive logic. Early 20th century chromolithograph
Scene from Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro. (Le Nozze di Figaro), comic opera (opera buffa) with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte (1749-1838) after Beaumarchais, first performed on l May 1786 at the Burgtheater, Vienna. Susanna, maid to Countess Almaviva telling the page Cherubino to leave when they hear voices approaching. Instead he will hide in the chair, covered by a drape, only to be exposed by the Count. From A Day With Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by May Byron. (London, c1914).
First Franco-Hova War 1883-1886: Charles Le Myre de Vilers, French Resident-General carried across a waterfall. War ended with the Treaty of Tamatave, January 1886. Chromolithograph Colonisation Malagassy Madagascar Trade Card
Stele Irynefer: Top level: The gods Anubis and Osiris enthroned facing Ahmose Nefertari and Amenhotep first deified; 2nd Level: his wife and their daughter Hathor Mehytkhaty make funerary offerings. Third Level: Hathor is offering with her brothers to her parents. Reign of Seti I and Ramses II to 1290-1220 BC
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Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) English clergyman, author and hymn writer. His most famous hymn is Onward, Christian Soldiers. From The Cabinet Portrait Gallery (London, 1890-1894). Woodburytype after photograph by W & D Downey.
General Joseph Gallieni (1849-1916) French army officer, trained at the St-Cyr military academy. Retired in 1914 but recalled at the outbreak of the First World War. Retired due to ill health in March 1916. Afte the picture by Ferdinand Roybet (1840-1920).
Isabella II (1830-1904) Queen of Spain (1833-1870). Isabella, clutching her suitcase and trying to catch her falling crown, being blown out of Spain. The caption reads 'She has throughout her life been betrayed by those who should have been most faithful to her.' Cartoon by 'Coide' (JJ Tissot - 1836-1902) for Vanity Fair (London, 18 September 1869). Chromolithograph.
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