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Johnson Reading the Manuscript of 'The Vicar of Wakefield' by Edward Matthew Ward (Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum)

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Samuel Johnson's marriage to Tetty, a widow 20 years his senior, was a love match, and after her death he filled his home with a mixture of eccentrics and cared for them all.

Captain Lord George Graham in his Cabin, 1745, by William Hogarth

wine-loving-vagabond submitted to medievalpoc: “ William Hogarth Captain Lord George Graham in his Oil on canvas. National Maritime Museum, London The painting was commissioned by Graham to commemorate one of his naval battles.

Friedrich Albert Schröder, A Game of Backgammon

Albert Friedrich Schroder 'A Game of Backgammon’, signed oil on panel x Albert Friedrich Schroder German Born

A Group Portrait Of Sir Thomas Sebright, Sir John Bland And Two Friends, 1723, by Benjamin Ferrers

A Group Portrait Of Sir Thomas Sebright, Sir John Bland And Two Friends, by Benjamin Ferrers

Autocrats shouted, cursed, and bullied, while American revolutionaries used politeness as a tool of radical politics

Power, Politics, and War: Selections from the Permanent Collection to Open at The Heckscher Museum of Art on August 16

Boors Smoking and Drinking

The Topers (Boors Smoking in an Interior) Adriaen Brouwer Dover Collections

Joseph Bail - Bread sale

Artist: Joseph Bail available as custom fine art print on canvas or handpainted oil.

La tasse de chocolat - Famille du Duc de Penthièvre - Jean-Baptiste Charpentier 1768

1768 Jean-Baptiste Charpentier - The Penthievre Family or the Cup of Chocolate…

Bartolomeo Passarotti (Italian artist, 1529-1592) Baker Preparing Pies   These paintings are clearly related by format & subject to the earlier Flemish market scenes by Antwerp painters Pieter Aertsen & Joachim Beuckelaer. Italian artists changed the Flemish models by removing biblical motifs from the backgrounds of the contemporary markets & eating scenes.

'Baker Preparing Pies' by Italian painter Bartolomeo Passarotti via It's About Time: Marketing & Cooking & a little less Religion in Renaissance Italy

~ Julius LeBlanc Stewart ~ American artist, 1855-1919

~ Julius LeBlanc Stewart ~ American artist, 1855-1919