Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal

Eighteenth-Century Fiction, a McMaster University journal

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deartotheheart:

Hall of Mirrors #chandelier #versailles #hallofmirrors #rococo (at Versailles, France)

I am on vacation this week, so reblogging some pretty pictures. Back to regular posts next week.

deartotheheart:

Hall of Mirrors #chandelier #versailles #hallofmirrors #rococo (at Versailles, France)

I am on vacation this week, so reblogging some pretty pictures. Back to regular posts next week.

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Luis Meléndez (Spanish; 1716–1780)Still Life with Figs and Bread Oil on canvas, ca. 1770 National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Gorgeous!
I am on vacation next week, so the ECF Tumblr will not have an original post. I will try to remember to reblog some fun 18th-century stuff on Tuesday, though. Have a great week, fellow Tumblrs!

kecobe:

Luis Meléndez (Spanish; 1716–1780)
Still Life with Figs and Bread
Oil on canvas, ca. 1770
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Gorgeous!

I am on vacation next week, so the ECF Tumblr will not have an original post. I will try to remember to reblog some fun 18th-century stuff on Tuesday, though. Have a great week, fellow Tumblrs!

Filed under 18th-Century Art

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Luis Egidio Meléndez (1716-1780), Still Life with Apples, Grapes, Melons, Bread, Jug, and Bottle (c.1771), oil on canvas, 75 x 52.5 cm. Collection of Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Via Wikimedia Commons.

I am on vacation next week, so the ECF Tumblr will not have an original post. I will try to remember to reblog some fun 18th-century stuff on Tuesday, though. Have a great week, fellow Tumblrs!

transistoradio:

Luis Egidio Meléndez (1716-1780), Still Life with Apples, Grapes, Melons, Bread, Jug, and Bottle (c.1771), oil on canvas, 75 x 52.5 cm. Collection of Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Via Wikimedia Commons.

I am on vacation next week, so the ECF Tumblr will not have an original post. I will try to remember to reblog some fun 18th-century stuff on Tuesday, though. Have a great week, fellow Tumblrs!

Filed under 18th-Century Art

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Luis Egidio Meléndez (1716-1780), Still-Life with Cantaloupe Melon (1760-77), oil, 46.5 x 59 cm. Collection of Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid, Spain. Via Wikimedia Commons.

What? Wow!
I am on vacation next week, so the ECF Tumblr will not have an original post. I will try to remember to reblog some fun 18th-century stuff on Tuesday, though. Have a great week, fellow Tumblrs!

transistoradio:

Luis Egidio Meléndez (1716-1780), Still-Life with Cantaloupe Melon (1760-77), oil, 46.5 x 59 cm. Collection of Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid, Spain. Via Wikimedia Commons.

What? Wow!

I am on vacation next week, so the ECF Tumblr will not have an original post. I will try to remember to reblog some fun 18th-century stuff on Tuesday, though. Have a great week, fellow Tumblrs!

Filed under 18th-Century Art

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A plate called “Imitations at Drury-Lane Theatre” from a collection of etched plates by Thomas Rowlandson after Collings, which caricature James Boswell’s Journal of a Tour in the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson (London, 1785). An extract from the Journal appears under the image: “A great many years ago when Dr Hugh Blair & I were sitting together in the Pit of Drury Lane Play-house, in a wild peak of youthful extravagance, I entertained the audience prodigiously by imitating the lowing of a cow. I was so successful in this boyish frolick that the anniversary of the galleries was ‘Encore the Cow! Encore the Cow!’”
"A wild peak of youthful extravagance": a new favourite line that I will try to remember to use in the near future.
"Encore the Cow! Encore the Cow!": second-best line in English literature ever?
Read Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal online via institutional subscription at Project MUSE: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/

A plate called “Imitations at Drury-Lane Theatre” from a collection of etched plates by Thomas Rowlandson after Collings, which caricature James Boswell’s Journal of a Tour in the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson (London, 1785). An extract from the Journal appears under the image: “A great many years ago when Dr Hugh Blair & I were sitting together in the Pit of Drury Lane Play-house, in a wild peak of youthful extravagance, I entertained the audience prodigiously by imitating the lowing of a cow. I was so successful in this boyish frolick that the anniversary of the galleries was ‘Encore the Cow! Encore the Cow!’”

"A wild peak of youthful extravagance": a new favourite line that I will try to remember to use in the near future.

"Encore the Cow! Encore the Cow!": second-best line in English literature ever?

Read Eighteenth-Century Fiction journal online via institutional subscription at Project MUSE: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eighteenth_century_fiction/

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