Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
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Irina and Illarion Vorontsov-Dashkov by Carl von Steuben, 1845
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Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, September 19, 1843
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From: Charles F. Blunt, The Beauty of the Heavens: A Pictorial Display of the Astronomical Phenomena of the Universe. One Hundred and Four Coloured Scenes, Illustrating a Familiar Lecture on Astronomy, Tilt and Bogue, London, 1842 (pdf here) [Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, Washington, D.C.]
(via History of Astronomy)
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Miyamoto no Musashi Attacking the Giant Whale, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1847-50
36 x 24.5 cm (14 ¼ x 9 ⅝ in.)
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ab. 1840 Attr. to Friedrich Carl Albert Schreuel - Portrait of the painter Raden Syarif Bustaman Saleh
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Explorers' ships in the polar seas (detail), by François Auguste Biard, circa 1841
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The Fairy Lovers, Theodor von Holst, 1840
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Jørgen Sonne - Rural Scene, 1848 (detail)
Oil on canvas
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The Royal Crown of Queen Maria II of Portugal
A suite of diamonds and sapphires once owned by Napoleon’s adopted daughter Stéphanie is coming to auction. The royal crown of Queen Maria II of Portugal was a later, spectacular addition. The parure passed to Stéphanie’s middle daughter, Princess Josephine of Hohenzollern Sigmaringen
After Princess Josephine’s death, the jewels passed to her eldest son, Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern. In 1861, he married Infanta Antónia, the daughter of Queen Maria II of Portugal.
It was the union of Leopold and Antónia that saw Queen Maria’s spectacular crown join the set, bringing the total number of jewels to 10. They have remained with the descendants of their family ever since and have scarcely been seen in public.
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Pas de deux, 1842
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Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, March 1, 1810 – October 17, 1849.
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1848 velvet dress
04.05.2021 edit: added an add-on with different colours of the buttons, found under tights. It's not necessary, but might come in handy if you didn't like the original colour combos!
Happy birthday @theroyalthornoliachronicles!
This dress is dedicated to my friend Ali who's probably not having the time of her life right now - as some of you might have heard, she accidentally deleted her blog, losing a story that she'd been working on for a year. She's back though, planning to repost everything, and I'm excited to finally read her story from the beginning! Especially when she intends to even rewrite some parts... Anyway: I was planning to make another birthday gift, something more relevant to the future chapters (I might have had a little glimpse behind the scenes ;) ), but in this situation it felt like it'd be just cruel. So, I quickly skimmed through my inspo folders in search of something more universal, and found this beautiful velvet dress that I'd been thinking of making already for some time. When if not now?
As you can see in the inspo picture, the original dress had a lace collar. I skipped it for now as any attempts to make one in a quick and easy way failed, so I decided I'd rather make a collar accessory which you could use with a bunch of dresses. Btw: click HERE and help me decide which style I should go for! Right now it looks like compatibility with laptop mode is more important than polycount, which is bad news for me, as it means really meshing the damn thing... I'll try it, but try is the keyword in that sentence ;).
Back to the dress though. Comes in 25 swatches. Personally I'm a fan of the jewel colours, but I added some pastel options too because why not:
polycount: ca. 9K for LOD0
Base Game compatible
HQ mod compatible (pictures taken with the mod)
custom thumbnail, bump and specular maps, satin texture, no extra shine
tagged as everyday and party
found under long dress subcategory
disallowed for random
PDN for recolours included - you don’t need it for the mesh to work. Let me know if you’d rather have the PSD file! (Also, it has a bazzillion layers, esp. when it comes to the lace cuffs, sorryyyyy)
The only problem I spotted is that the buttons can get a bit deformed on some body types & in some positions, but you have to really pay special attention to notice it. So I hope it's still ok. Let me know if you notice anything else!
Hope you'll like it, enjoy :)
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Don’t: claim it’s yours or monetise in any way
Do: convert, recolour, include the mesh, edit the mesh to create something amazing - just please tag me once you publish it, so that I could also see it!
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Basic fish. Child's picture book. 1840s.
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Werner Holmberg - Northern Lights (1849)
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Greeks vs Trojans over the body of Patroclus (second version) painted in 1844 by Antoine Joseph Wiertz
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1849 Thomas Sully - Portrait of Mrs. Joseph Merrefield (née Rebecca Janney of Baltimore)
(Hirschl & Adler Galleries)
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This illustrated log of the barque Terror was kept by her master Henry William Downes between 17 September 1846 to 17 July 1847. During this voyage the track of the Terror took it past Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Cato, the Bellona Reefs, the Isle of Pines, along the west coast of New Caledonia, San Cristobal and Malaita (Solomon Islands), the Treasury Islands, and back via Malaita, Stewart Islands, Torres Island, the Banks Islands, Whitsun Island and Paoom, the Isle of Pines and Moreton Bay. Her owner was Benjamin Boyd, a Scottish adventurer who was one of the most significant figures in the history of whaling in early colonial Australia. It was Boyd who established the whaling base, Boyd Town, in Twofold Bay in southern New South Wales.
Her Master Downes came from Cork, Ireland, and was a great writer as well as watercolour artist. As he shows in this log.
Unfortunately for him, his desire to be an active participant in the whale hunt cost him his life. For his next voyage he was transferred 1847 to the barque Lucy Ann ( the ship that Heman Melville later picked up as a new crewmember and he later immortalised in his novel Omoo), another vessel in the Boyd fleet.
Another very interesting aspect is that it was previously owned by the Weller brothers, who also had a whaling base in New Zealand and were later immortalised in the song The Wellerman.
The previous captain had difficulties maintaining discipline among the crew, partly due to the poor quality of the provisions, and had to terminate his voyage early when the crew was close to mutiny. Port records for the arrival of the Lucy Ann shows that half of the the crew returned in poor health and suffering from scurvy. Downes, it would appear, was a well-liked captain and was put on board by his employer Ben Boyd to remedy the problems of the earlier voyage.
While in pursuit of a whale, Downes' boat was taken down. Like so many sailors of his time, he was unable to swim and he drowned. His body was placed in a cask or rum till return to Sydney for burial in Sydney. His friends erected a plaque to his memory in Saint Mary's Anglican Church in Balmain, Sydney. His brother Captain Richard Izod Downes erected a plaque to the Downes family including Henry William in Highgate Cemetery, London.
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Anatomical plates, drawn by John Lizars around 1840, are from the Smithsonian's Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology.
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