The Old Witch of the Sea (1888) – From the Story of the Mermaiden

Down in the dark deep ocean. Where the sun can never be. Lives in a noisome cavern. The Old Witch of the Sea.

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In a Coffin (1885)

This image is from a 1885 book about Monarchies in Austro-Hungarian. The grave of a king, I assume.

See how his crown lies next to his bones. In his life it was probably of great importance to have such an item on his head. However, after death – it is of little use to him. Bonus cute lizard, try and find him!

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The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp(1632) by Rembrant

The event can be dated to 31 January 1632: the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons, of which Tulp was official City Anatomist, permitted only one public dissection a year. Furthermore, the body would have to be that of an executed criminal.

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The Apparition(1876) by Gustave Moreau

Against the backdrop of a lavishly decorated Salome stands out in an array of bejeweled veils, her body facing the viewer, her left arm pointing up in the air to John the Baptist’s hovering head, enclosed by a halo.

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Vadersolstavlan – 1535 Painting of The Sun Dog Phenomenon Observed over Stockholm Exactly 484 Years From Today(April 20th)

Artist is Jacob Heinrich Elbfas. This picture is eerie and beautiful. Imagine the confusion and chaos it must had caused the viewers.

A Sun Dog, formally called a parhelion in meteorology, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon that consists of a bright spot to one or both sides of the Sun.

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