Europa regina, a popular cartographical form of the Late Mediæval/Early Modern periods that depicted Europe as a graceful Queen, with Spain as her head and Prague as her heart.
Britain and Ireland are just hanging there like – ‘sup? –
HISTORY MEME : (2/10) Moments - The funeral of Lady Diana, Princess of Wales
The public funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, started on 6 September 1997 at 9:08 am in London, when the tenor bell sounded to signal the departure of the cortege from Kensington Palace. The coffin was carried from the palace on a gun carriage, along Hyde Park to St. James’ Palace, where Diana’s body had remained for five days before being taken to Kensington Palace. The Union Flag on top of the palace was lowered to half mast. The official ceremony was held at Westminster Abbey in London and finished at the resting place in Althorp. Two thousand people attended the ceremony in Westminster Abbey while the British television audience peaked at 32.78 million, one of the United Kingdom’s highest viewing figures ever. Two billion people traced the event worldwide, making it one of the most watched events in history. (+)
Federico Barocci, Portrait of a Young Lady (detail), ca. 1600
Madame Henriette de France as a Vestal Virgin, circa 1749, by Jean Marc Nattier.
source: my photos
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The White Slave by Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ(1842-1923)
oil on canvas, 1888
Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of How To Marry A Millionaire, 1953.
FROM THE COLLECTION OF A GERMAN PRINCESS
Emerald and diamond tiara, 19th century
Composed of foliate, scroll and swag motifs set with cushion-shaped, circular-cut, oval and rose diamonds, claw-set with a carved emerald depicting the Madonna and Child to the front and the Annunciation to the reverse, inner circumference approximately 350mm, emerald possibly later set.