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Velázquez's The Lady with a Fan is purported to be a likeness of the duchess (Marie de Rohan although the features of the sitter differ remarkably from other extant portraits of Marie Aimée.

The Bank of England and the Royal Exchange, London, c.1790, William Marlow. Bank of England Museum...  From...  http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/the-bank-of-england-and-the-royal-exchange-london-c-1790-50210

The Bank of England and the Royal Exchange, London, c.1790, William Marlow. Bank of England Museum... From... http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/the-bank-of-england-and-the-royal-exchange-london-c-1790-50210

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The real-life story of the Monuments Men

Allied troops in 1945 discovered art looted by the Nazis and stored in a salt mine near the German village of Merkers. Among the paintings:?Manet's In the Winter Garden (Photo: National Archives). #Monuments Men

Allied troops in 1945 discovered art looted by the Nazis and stored in a salt mine near the German village of Merkers. Among the paintings:?Manet's In the Winter Garden (Photo: National Archives). #Monuments Men

April 15, 1945. The 90th Division of the U.S. Third Army discovered this cache of Reichsbank wealth, SS loot and Berlin museum paintings that were removed from Berlin to a salt mine vault in Merkers, Germany.

The Nazis stole art. The Monuments Men took it back.

April 15, 1945. The 90th Division of the U.S. Third Army discovered this cache of Reichsbank wealth, SS loot and Berlin museum paintings that were removed from Berlin to a salt mine vault in Merkers, Germany.

Bellona was the Ancient Roman Goddess of War, sister of Mars. It’s the military helmet that identifies her as such in paintings, as well as her weapons of war. In art she is almost always depicted wearing plate armour, and since there are so few references pictures of plate armour for women these images of Bellona …

Inspiration: Plate Armour for Women

Bellona was the Ancient Roman Goddess of War, sister of Mars. It’s the military helmet that identifies her as such in paintings, as well as her weapons of war. In art she is almost always depicted wearing plate armour, and since there are so few references pictures of plate armour for women these images of Bellona …

Simon Saint-Jean - Flowers and Fruit France 1848

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