The Legs of the Opera (ca. 1862)

An unusual creation from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, the French photographer known for inventing the hugely popular carte de visite….more

The Tibetan Book of Proportions

An eighteenth-century pattern book consisting of 36 ink drawings showing precise iconometric guidelines for depicting the Buddha and Bodhisattva figures. Written in…more

The Sketchbooks of Jacques-Louis David

Selections from “Album 11”, a sketchbook belonging to the French neoclassical painter and revolutionary Jacques-Louis David. The sketches are from his student years…more

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