'The Kaaba, Mecca', 1890. Creator: Unknown
'The Kaaba, Mecca', 1890. Granite building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid Al-Haram. Muslims are expected to face the Kaaba when performing Salah, the Islamic prayer and make a pilgrimage for Hajj at least once in their lives. From "Cassell's Illustrated Universal History, Vol. III - The Middle Ages", by Edmund Ollier. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris and Melbourne, 1890. ]
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Salvador Samá and Torrents, 'Marquis of Marianao' (Barcelona, ??1861-1933), Spanish politician
Salvador Sama and Torrents, 'Marquis of Marianao' (Barcelona, ??1861-1933), Spanish politician, member of the Liberal Party, he was Member of Parliament for Vilanova i la Geltru (1889) and Gandesa (1891-1896). Great of Spain, Senator and holder of the Grand Cross of the Holy Sepulchre, Grand Cross of Military Merit and Grand Cross of Nisham Iftikhar of Tunisia.
'The Holy Family', 1855, (1946). Artist: Rodolphe Bresdin
'The Holy Family', 1855, (1946). Also known as 'The Flight into Egypt', we see Joseph, Mary and the Child Jesus sitting next to a river, surrounded by tall trees. Rodolphe Bresdin (1822-1885) was self-taught and restricted himself exclusively to drawing and printmaking. Very little of his work was understood or appreciated during his lifetime. His work is a discovery of the 20th century and is now recognised for its rare vision and technical expertise. From The Etchings of the French Impressionists and Their Contemporaries, by Edward T. Chase. [The Hyperion Press, Paris, 1946]
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