Thomas Wright, An original theory of the universe, 1750. London. Via Linda Hall Library
1 cross section of the model of the Milky Way galaxy. 2 Multiple solar systems with comets. 3 The symbolic eye of Deity in all star systems: A finite View of Infinity. 4 The first depiction of multiple galaxies in a book
Imperatorskaia akademīia nauk (Russia). Palaty Sanktpeterburgskoĭ imperatorskoĭ Akademii nauk biblioteki i Kunstkamery, kotorykh predstavleny plany, fasady i profili, 1741.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Portrait of Prince Fredrik Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Östergötland (1750 - 1803)
Painted by Alexander Roslin (1718 - 1793)
Oil on canvas.
Fredrik Adolf, the youngest brother of Gustaf III, was described as the most beautiful Prince in Europe. He was a strong erotic nature, like his brother Karl, and this resulted in some questionable relationships with suggestiv women. He never married but lived for a long time of his life with the actress Sophie Hagman in a marriage-like relationship. He was described as kind-hearted, friendly and cheerful but also as bad-temperd, stubborn, capricious, frivolous and poorly endowed.
1761 Violante Beatrice Siries - Captain Sir Edward Hughes
Portrait of the Countess of Vergennes in Turkish Attireontes of Vergennes in Turkish Gown by Antoine de Favray (detail)
A Vase of Flowers (detail), Mary Moser, 1792-97. Oil on canvas.
Anonymous, A Declaration of a Strange and Wonderfull Monster (London, 1646) (via The Appendix)
18th century music 1757-1767
Jean-Marc Nattier, Princess Maria Isabella of Parma (detail)
François Hubert Drouais and Studio, Portrait of a Lady, said to be Mademoiselle de Forges (details)
Portrait de la comédienne Marie-Anne de Châteauneuf by Nicolas de Largillierre, 1712 (detail)
Pair of shoes
- Place of origin: Great Britain, United Kingdom (made)
- Date: ca. 1740s (made)
- Materials and Techniques: silk damask
The V&A Museum
The Kyoto Costume Institute