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J. C. Leyendecker

Man Reading, Arrow Collar Advertisement by Joseph Christian LEYENDECKER (Artist. USA, One of the pre-eminent American illustrators of the early century. I think we all need a reading jacket like this!

J.C. Leyendecker

Joseph Christian Leyendecker – New York based, German born illustrator who created the character known as The Arrow Collar Man and painted more than 400 magazine covers from 1896 to

Sleeping Beauty, 1878 ~ Ludwig Sussmann Hellborn (German sculptor, painter, 1828-1908)

Nationalgalerie Berlin - Sleeping Beauty, 1878 ~ Ludwig Sussmann Hellborn (German sculptor, painter, - just because it reminds me of Cuba

scarletsunshine:  St Gabriel by Pietro Gargliani

Archangel Gabriel’s name means “God is my strength.” Gabriel (who is female) is the famous angel who told Elizabeth and Mary of the impending births of their sons, John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth, respectively.

Archangel Gabriel mosaic, Chora church (Byzantine era), Istanbul

Archangel Gabriel, mosaic, south side of the bema of the apse, Hagia Sophia, nineth century.