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Old World Season Two UK

Vintage Postcards: Franco-British Exhibition 1908

Estimated read time 1 min read

The Franco-British Exposition went from May to October 1908, and was the first of five major international exhibitions to be held in West London at the White City complex, which later gave its name to the area.

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Art Paintings Season Two

The Art of Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel

Estimated read time 4 min read

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.