Hellenistic period, Greek
from Myrina on the island of Limnos
in the Cleveland Museum
"This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty—this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism."
Thomas Mann, Death in Venice (1912)
Abraham del Court and his wife Maria de Kaersgieter,detail,1654,Bartholomeus van der Helst.
Philippe de Champaigne - The Dream of Saint Joseph; National Gallery, London, England; c.1642 - 1643
“Reclining Odalisque” - Jules Joseph Benjamin-Constant
(originally posted by mventus)
(Detail) Abraham del Court and his wife Maria de Kaersgieter,1654,Bartholomeus van der Helst.