Geffrye Museum, a super cute museum with period rooms and gardens. So neat!
1790’s, 1890’s and 1830’s rooms.
WOW, I am so amazingly sick of looking at these two. I choose to do a comparative study of them in my final exam paper and now I’m sending them off into tumblr-space. Good bye school!
Portrait of merchant R.C. Berggren and his wife by Gottfrid Virgin, 1860s
Portrait of an intellectual couple by Francois Guérin, 1760s
Ah hello yes welcome to my crib~
Mum insisted on having me in the picture. Because I’m a lady.
Some more chandelier love because seriously * w *
It’s two tons of sparkling neo-baroque-anticipating-art-novuea-loveliness.
I commandeered mama’s printer and did a thing!
Did you know that this photo is of a girl that’s dead? It’s true she’s held up by a pole and full of saw dust. This particular corpse had it’s eyes pecked out by crows also, so those are actually goat eyes.
Not this crap again……
YES, post mortem photography was a thing during the victorian era, NO, not every photograph from that time are dead people. Also during the later victorian era (which this is from) the “life-like” posing of the deceased fell out of fashion.
Also, this is what a goat’s eye looks like….