abystle:

St Jerome Writing in His Study (detail), Caravaggio, ca. 1607.
laclefdescoeurs:

Eruption of Vesuvius, 1823, Johan Christian Dahl
abystle:

Democritus In Meditation by Salvator Rosa
templeofapelles:

#5 THE GREATEST PAINTINGS
Caravaggio Burial of Saint Lucy, 1608 Chiesa di Santa Maria alla Badia, Syracuse
feuille-d-automne:

Wallace G. Levison. Stokemus, New Jersey, USA, August 1886.
eastmanhouse:

Butterfly Collector Unidentified
ca. 1850 daguerreotype Overall: 7.0 x 8.2 cm (1/6 plate)
sisterwolf:

Gustave Courbet - Woman With a Parrot, 1866
1910-again:

guia-laberinto:

The Vision of Brother Martin, Vicente Nicolau Cutanda

1884
peril:

Patroclus (1780), oil on canvas | artwork by Jacques-Louis David
medievalwitch:

High Altar of St Vincent Ferrer’s (NYC) by Lawrence OP on Flickr.
nascent-1:

The Apotheosis of Henry IV and the Proclamation of the Regency of Marie de Medicis on May 14 1610 (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens, 1623-1625
my-unreadletters:

gothiccharmschool:

The library at Mafra National Palace in Portugal. Where, to keep books from being damaged by insects, they uses 500 bats! The bats are kept in boxes during the day but at night they are let out and eat up to double their own body weight in insects. (Info taken from this article at bookwire. Thanks to amygarvey for telling me about it!)
I think I need to go there. Do you think they’d notice if I moved in?

It was considered the most beautiful library in the world!
necspenecmetu:

Leon Joseph Florentin Bonnat, The Good Samaritan, 19th century
feuille-d-automne:

Pierre et Marie Curie dans leur laboratoire , vers 1898 .
feuille-d-automne:

Late nineteenth century interior
Via LovedayLemon on Flickr
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