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Links 1 through 10 of 46 by Paul K tagged women

Late 17th/early 18th century suite of beautiful watercolour sketches (plants/insects) by Johanna Helena Herolt, the daughter of Maria Sibylla Merian, one of the greats in scientific drawing. The material here is stylised but naturalistic and very much influenced by her mother's style (Johanna helped produce many of her mother's publications).

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Early 18th century science book on caterpillars changing into butterflies by the esteemed German illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian. The work contains detailed observations and behavioural descriptions and is accompanied by around 150 beautiful and accurate engravings of insects and the plants they inhabit.

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Gorgeous miniatures from a 15th c. manuscript of Christine of Pizan's Epistle to Hector. Flying women, devils, monsters and knights in exquisitely painted images to support the allegorical story combining morals and ancient history.

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Bright lithographic plates from late 19th c. The illustrations are a little stylised but fairly accurate. The book by Florence Fenwick Miller was intended as an introduction to students who had no background in medicine or science. Fun.

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Multi: lost dodo sketch; turquoise magpie; opossum; moths; pineapple; satirical prints on law, religion, politics, women & fools; convict, gentleman & street seller prints; Scot dressed as Native American; L.A. olympics, creation & celestial maps; anatomy of the head; Maori coffin; 19th cent. typography and more.

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Large number of (mostly) late 18th century humorous prints (most are British) satirising the 'big hair' fashion that began in France in the 1760s. Lots of outrageously exaggerated coiffures depicted requiring step-ladders for minions to trim; or festooned with fruit, parks, wars and a range of other insane accoutrements.

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A swag of pre-1700 prints published in Britain from a very significant collaborative database (V&A; Brit. Museum; Kings College). The dbase is a "work in progress" and is a bit buggy. There will be 10,000 prints when it is finished but there are around 1000+ prints available now. The post features a selection across the available genres from satire, ornament, maps, royal and noble portraiture as well as allegorical and decorative plates.

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Claremont Colleges collection of >400 19th century fashion plates. Selection in post are the more unusual ones: archery, beach and equestrian dresses/clothes plus a couple of plates featuring men and a few others (hats and mourning). Some are hand-coloured engravings but most appear to be lithographs made with two, three or four colour stones. http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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This preview post, ahead of the official launch of the WDL tomorrow, features a sampling of prints, book illustrations, manuscript pages and watercolour drawings including: gorgeous mss page from Java; Arabic calligraphy; Napoleon satire; Australian WWI poster; Chinese mythological phoenix, Japanese mythological dragon; Persian constellation figures; South American natural history; womens' "magazine" from Iraq; a few maps and more..

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Lithographic illustrations from 1840 from the first serious anatomical book on breast anatomy. The post has many human female dissection pictures plus example udder and teat drawings from among other mammals. Part medicine, part abstract art.

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