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Background imageGenre Collection: Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618

Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618
Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). Spanish Baroque painter. The Old Woman Cooking Eggs, 1618. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

Background imageGenre Collection: Blue Bird (Bird Sirin) - Sergey Solomko

Blue Bird (Bird Sirin) - Sergey Solomko. Date: circa 1903

Background imageGenre Collection: Woman with a cat by Gabriel Herve

Woman with a cat by Gabriel Herve
Woman with a cat (" Femme au Chat" ) by Gabriel Herve (1868-). Date: circa 1910

Background imageGenre Collection: Riding Dress Anglaise

Riding Dress Anglaise
English riding habit with Amazon corsage. Quite severe in its tailoring & worn with a top hat & buttonhole the only feminine note is the rider sitting side saddle

Background imageGenre Collection: The Kitchen Maid, 1651, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

The Kitchen Maid, 1651, by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. The Kitchen Maid, 1651. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imageGenre Collection: Costume / Diabolo 1817

Costume / Diabolo 1817
Man: blue coat with gold buttons, lapels & split cuffs; light coloured pantaloons (trousers). Woman: white muslin dress with ruff, hem decorated with lace & rouleaux

Background imageGenre Collection: A young fashionable man shows a girl how to

A young fashionable man shows a girl how to play with a Diabolo (Chinese yo-yo). Expertise on the Diabolo is now indispensable

Background imageGenre Collection: Louise Jopling - 3

Louise Jopling - 3
LOUISE JOPLING (nee Goode) (previously mrs Romer) artist known for genre paintings and portraits, art teacher

Background imageGenre Collection: Children building a house of cards on a table, 19th century

Children building a house of cards on a table, 19th century. The mid-calf length dresses allow girls to run and romp, while the pantalons preserve their modesty

Background imageGenre Collection: Bessie Wentworth music hall male impersonator 1873-1901

Bessie Wentworth music hall male impersonator 1873-1901
Bessie Wentworth (Elizabeth Mary Andrews) male impersonator and ?coon singer? of plantation songs - a genre which would be unacceptable today. Here wearing a naval uniform and holding a cigarette

Background imageGenre Collection: Genre scene of a group of people gathered around the first p

Genre scene of a group of people gathered around the first p
Genre scene of people gathered around the first public drinking fountain in London, oil on canvas signed by W.A. Atkinson, c.1859-1860. Moulded and gilded frame, c.1860. Date: 1859-1860

Background imageGenre Collection: Going to the hayfield

Going to the hayfield Date: early 1900s

Background imageGenre Collection: Castle Combe, Victorian period

Castle Combe, Victorian period

Background imageGenre Collection: English rural idyll, probably Wiltshire, Victorian period

English rural idyll, probably Wiltshire, Victorian period

Background imageGenre Collection: Jean-Francois Millet, French artist

Jean-Francois Millet, French artist
Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875), French artist, one of the founders of the Barbizon school. Date: circa 1860s

Background imageGenre Collection: White Star Line, Titanic lettercard written on board

White Star Line, Titanic lettercard written on board
White Star Line, RMS Titanic - Second Class passenger and victim Henry James Beauchamp, rare Titanic lettercard written on board and posted with original one penny stamp

Background imageGenre Collection: Theodoor Rombouts. Flemish painter. Banquet Scene

Theodoor Rombouts. Flemish painter. Banquet Scene
Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637). Flemish painter. Banquet Scene, 1622-1624. Detail. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageGenre Collection: Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637). Flemish painter

Theodoor Rombouts (1597-1637). Flemish painter. Banquet Scene, 1622-1624. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageGenre Collection: Blue Chaise Longe

Blue Chaise Longe
Oil painting of a grand interior. The variations of light in a fine interior have attracted artists and tested their skill since the Interior genre was invented by the Dutch painters in

Background imageGenre Collection: Bronze sculpture of a WWI British trooper

Bronze sculpture of a WWI British trooper
Bronze sculpture of a First World War British trooper astride his horse.Born in Paris 26.11.1871, he learned the techniques of Sculpture from his father

Background imageGenre Collection: Rural scene, Italy - young amorous couple, girl feeding goat

Rural scene, Italy - young amorous couple, girl feeding goat
Genre rural scene tableau, Italy - young amorous couple and girl feeding a goat. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageGenre Collection: Egyptian barber at work, genre studio scene, Zangaki studio

Egyptian barber at work, genre studio scene, Zangaki studio
Vintage 19th century photograph: Egyptian barber at work, genre studio scene, Zangaki studio

Background imageGenre Collection: Red rock cod and red handfish

Red rock cod and red handfish
Red rock cod, Scorpaena papillosa and red handfish, Thymichthys politus (ruby fish, Scorpoena cruenta, and tortoiseshell fish, Cheironectes politus)

Background imageGenre Collection: Gothic-style wall hanging, circa 1900

Gothic-style wall hanging, circa 1900. Carved wooden pelmet, velvet lambrequin, wool and silk satin curtain, damask wall hangings. Planche 7. Croisee Gothique

Background imageGenre Collection: Chinese-style wall hanging, circa 1900

Chinese-style wall hanging, circa 1900. Gilt pelmet, damask valance, satin curtains with gold and silver decoration, embroidered silk wall decorations. Planche 3. Croisee Genre Chinois

Background imageGenre Collection: King Louis XIII-style wall hanging, circa 1900

King Louis XIII-style wall hanging, circa 1900. Velvet lambrequin and drapes, silk curtains. Planche 11. Croisee Louis XIII

Background imageGenre Collection: Military Staff and Aides-de-Camp in Queen Victoria s

Military Staff and Aides-de-Camp in Queen Victoria s
Military Staff and Aides-de-Camp in Queen Victorias coronation parade. Equerry of the Crown Stable, Sir George Augustus Quentin, Queens Gentleman Rider, Deputy Adjutant General

Background imageGenre Collection: Camellia bonardii

Camellia bonardii
Camellia japonica variety, Camellia bonardii or Camellia bonnardii. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by Johann Jakob Jung from Lorenzo Berleses

Background imageGenre Collection: Camellia squamosa

Camellia squamosa
Camellia japonica variety, Camellia squamosa or Camellia squammosa. Produced by Dr. Sacco of Milan in 1838. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by

Background imageGenre Collection: Camellia delicatissima

Camellia delicatissima
Camellia japonica variety, Camellia delicatissima. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by Johann Jakob Jung from Lorenzo Berleses Iconographie du Genre

Background imageGenre Collection: Camellia punctata plena

Camellia punctata plena
Camellia japonica variety, Camellia punctata plena. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by Johann Jakob Jung from Lorenzo Berleses Iconographie du Genre

Background imageGenre Collection: Camellia myrthyfolia

Camellia myrthyfolia
Camellia japonica variety, Camellia myrthyfolia. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by Johann Jakob Jung from Lorenzo Berleses Iconographie du Genre

Background imageGenre Collection: Camellia variegata plena

Camellia variegata plena
Camellia japonica variety, Camellia variegata plena. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by Johann Jakob Jung from Lorenzo Berleses Iconographie du

Background imageGenre Collection: Camellia monfortiana

Camellia monfortiana
Camellia japonica variety, Camellia monfortiana. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving by Oudet after a botanical illustration by Johann Jakob Jung from Lorenzo Berleses Iconographie du Genre

Background imageGenre Collection: David Garrick and Mary Ann Yates in the characters

David Garrick and Mary Ann Yates in the characters
Mr. David Garrick and Mrs. Mary Ann Yates in the characters of Lusignan and Zara in Aaron Hills Zara, Drury Lane Theatre, 1758. Copperplate engraving by W

Background imageGenre Collection: Fashionable people playing the game of ring toss, 1818

Fashionable people playing the game of ring toss, 1818
Fashionable people playing the game of ring toss, la bague volante, from an engraving in le Bon Genre, 1818. Lithograph from Henry Rene Allemagnes Sports and Games of Skill (Sports et Jeux d Adresse)

Background imageGenre Collection: Ladies playing badminton in a garden, 1817

Ladies playing badminton in a garden, 1817
Elegant ladies or meveilleuses playing badminton in a garden. Several have their hair in the fashionable short cut known as the martyr or victime

Background imageGenre Collection: Fops and dandies playing paume, real tennis, Napoleonic era

Fops and dandies playing paume, real tennis, Napoleonic era
Fops and dandies (incroyables) playing the game of paume, real tennis, in the Napoleonic era. After a caricature in le Bon Genre

Background imageGenre Collection: Return from the masked ball

Return from the masked ball
Return from the ball: a young man flirts with several women undressing after a costume ball. During carnival you must be especially vigilant, old husbands of young wives, outdated lovers

Background imageGenre Collection: A meeting at a masquerade ball

A meeting at a masquerade ball
A meeting at a ball: A masked woman and Normandy girl flirt with a revolutionary man in bicorn and cockade, while a woman in drag as a Turkish man interrupts and a double bass player looks

Background imageGenre Collection: Preparing for a masked ball, 1800s

Preparing for a masked ball, 1800s
Preparations for a masquerade. We no longer see harlequins and pierrots at masked balls, but instead costumes of Switzerland and Normandy

Background imageGenre Collection: Two merveilleuses with a fortune teller

Two merveilleuses with a fortune teller
Their credulity is her only science. A fortune teller reads the cards for two credulous merveilleuses in shawls and turbans

Background imageGenre Collection: Two pretty maids helping to dress two old crones

Two pretty maids helping to dress two old crones
La toilette: Two young women help older women with baby bonnets and false bosoms - while giving knowing looks to the viewer. Women of 19 and 20 are in open war with women of a certain age (30)

Background imageGenre Collection: Merveilleuses eating ice cream at a Paris cafe

Merveilleuses eating ice cream at a Paris cafe
Fashionable women or merveilleuses eating ice cream with their dogs at a cafe, circa 1800. The menu includes lemon, orange, pistachio, and creme blanche

Background imageGenre Collection: Titus hairstyles and cache-folie wigs

Titus hairstyles and cache-folie wigs
Two women at the hairdressers receiving the short haircut called the Titus (after the Roman emperor), while a stylist holds up a cache-folie wig

Background imageGenre Collection: Visitors in Pelisses

Visitors in Pelisses
Guests at a fashionable salon, all wearing extravagent fur-lined clothes, jackets, dresses and pelisses. By the early 19th century, fur lined and trimmed cloaks, coats and jackets were all the rage

Background imageGenre Collection: Mother playing with baby and daughter in a garden

Mother playing with baby and daughter in a garden
A young mother dandles a baby, while a little girl with a doll leans against her lap. A glance at these engravings is enough to see what one can say about this subject

Background imageGenre Collection: Mother playing with daughters in a garden

Mother playing with daughters in a garden
A young mother dandles a girl on her foot, while her other child drops her toys to beg for a cuddle. A glance at these engravings is enough to see what one can say about this subject



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