The Soul of the Rose (My Sweet Rose) - John William Waterhouse
The Soul of the Rose also known as My Sweet Rose was a Pre-Raphaelite painting by John William Waterhouse. Painted in 1908, it is listed as one of Waterhouse's best works. In contrast to many of his works, The Soul of the Rose is not based on an ancient or famous love story.
Albanian insurgent fighter. armed with a Tanchika long-gun (Miquelet lock musket) and a sword, during the period when the Ottoman Empire’s rule over Albania and the Balkans, was nearing its final years towards the Balkan Wars, c. 1900 - 1913.