Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel was twenty-two when he began his studies with the academic painter, Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904). Like many aspiring painters, he hoped to follow in Gérôme’s footsteps as a history painter of scenes from ancient Greece and Rome.
The seventh son or seventh daughter is the belief in Irish folklore that special powers are given to the seventh born from an unbroken family line of the same gender. […]
Frisland? Frislanda, Friesland. Meaning Free Land. Major city looks like Cabaru and baras? Mid 1600s. I find it hard accepting that these detailed, unanimous, cartography depictions of islands with major […]
Magellanica. I kept seeing it everywhere but disappears late 1600s. This area was named after the explorer, Magellan, it was he that first recorded the discovery of a small strait […]