Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)- Katsushika Hokusai ca. 1830–32 (via)
Shipping on the Clyde by John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1881.
Burnous captured from Napoleon’s baggage train after the Battle of Waterloo, 1815
From the Royal Collection
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Dante and Virgile in Hell, detail, 1850.
Bandit’s Roost, at 59½ Mulberry Street (Mulberry Bend), was the most crime-ridden, dangerous part of all New York City. Photo by Jacob Riis (1888) (via)
Of this address, and the infamous Mulberry Bend more generally, Riis wrote in his most famous book, How the Other Half Lives (1890):
Abuse is the normal condition of “the Bend,” murder its everyday crop, with the tenants not always the criminals. In this block between Bayard, Park, Mulberry, and Baxter Streets, “the Bend” proper, the late Tenement House Commission counted 155 deaths of children in a specimen year (1882). Their percentage of the total mortality in the block was 68.28, while for the whole city the proportion was only 46.20. The infant mortality in any city or place as compared with the whole number of deaths is justly considered a good barometer of its general sanitary condition. Here, in this tenement, No. 59 1/2, next to Bandits’ Roost, fourteen persons died that year, and eleven of them were children; in No. 61 eleven, and eight of them not yet five years old. According to the records in the Bureau of Vital Statistics only thirty-nine people lived in No. 59 1/2 in the year 1888, nine of them little children. There were five baby funerals in that house the same year. Out of the alley itself, No. 59, nine dead were carried in 1888, five in baby coffins. (source)
Artist: Kuniyoshi (Genji)
Size/Format: Oban Tate-e 9.75 by 14.25 inches
Description: Chapter number: 22 Chapter name: Tamakazura (玉鬘, Jewel Garland) Scene: The diving girl Tamatori grasping the sacred jewel and brandishing a dirk while being attacked by an octopus. In the background, there is a mirage of Hôrai, which is like Shangri-La and is the home of the Dragon King.
Series: Genji kumo ukiyoe awase
Publisher: Ise-ya Ichibei (via JAPAN PRINT GALLERY: Chapter 22)
Herbert James Draper, The Lament for Icarus (1898) (detail)
Frenzy of Exultations by Władysław Podkowiński, 1893 (via)
Ivan Aivazovsky, View of the Sea by Moonlight (1878)
- Ivan Aivazovsky, 1879
View of Dresden by Moonlight (detail)
Johan Christian Dahl
Oil on canvas
Geographical and astronomical illustrations from the mid-1800s
by John Philipps Emslie
(several via the Wellcome Collection)