1. metalonmetalblog:

    Valente Celle Tomb, 1893, The Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa - Italy

    Sculptor: Giulio Monteverde (Bistagno, Alessandria, 1837 - Roma 1917)

    The funeral monument called “Eternal Drama” represents a real Dans macabre, the futile attempt of life to escape the inevitable embrace of death. The sculptor Giulio Monteverde underlines, in this sculpture, the contrast between the sensuality of the beautiful young woman who personifies Life (caught in the moment in which , wearied by the vain struggle, she is about to surrender herself to the terrible spectre who has chosen her as his prey) and the rigid impassiveness of Death which seizes her. http://grabschonheiten.diary.ru/p81440998.htm?oam

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  2. dendroica:

… said the Spider to the Wasp… by National Library of Ireland on Flickr.Watercolour by Miss Battersby showing a wasp caught in a spider’s web.
The R.D.S. Library received a gift of four albums of nature drawings from Miss Battersby of 21 North Cumberland Street, Dublin in 1837. These came to the National Lbrary of Ireland after our founding 40 years later.

    dendroica:

    … said the Spider to the Wasp… by National Library of Ireland on Flickr.

    Watercolour by Miss Battersby showing a wasp caught in a spider’s web.

    The R.D.S. Library received a gift of four albums of nature drawings from Miss Battersby of 21 North Cumberland Street, Dublin in 1837. These came to the National Lbrary of Ireland after our founding 40 years later.
  3. stilllifequickheart:

Georgio Gallesio
Albicocco Susino, Apricot
1817-39
  4. oldbookillustrations:

Pomegranate (Punica granatum).
From Flora Medico-Farmaceutica vol. 2, by Felice Cassone, Turin 1847.
(Source: archive.org)

    oldbookillustrations:

    Pomegranate (Punica granatum).

    From Flora Medico-Farmaceutica vol. 2, by Felice Cassone, Turin 1847.

    (Source: archive.org)

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  5. oldbookillustrations:

Rosa centifolia.
From Flora Medico-Farmaceutica vol. 2, by Felice Cassone, Turin 1847.
(Source: archive.org)

    oldbookillustrations:

    Rosa centifolia.

    From Flora Medico-Farmaceutica vol. 2, by Felice Cassone, Turin 1847.

    (Source: archive.org)

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