Scene from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens, 1836-1837. Artist: Hablot Knight Browne
Scene from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens, 1836-1837. Christmas Eve festivities at Dingley Dell, the home of Mr Wardle. Mr. Pickwick kissing under the mistletoe bough. From The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens. (London, 1836-37).
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'The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen Francois'
'The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen Francois', 1803, (1921). Citizen Francois (representing France): 'Madame, permittez me, to pay my profound esteem to your engaging person! & to seal on your divine Lips my everlasting attachment!!!'. Britannia replies: 'Monsieur, you are truly a well-bred Gentleman! - & tho' you make me blush, yet, you Kiss so delicately, that I cannot refuse you; tho' I was sure you would Deceive me again!!!' Above them are portraits of George III and Napoleon, facing each other. After an engraving by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey on the occasion of the Treaty of Amiens which temporarily ended hostilities between France and the United Kingdom during the French Revolutionary Wars. The print is said to have much amused Napoleon. From "Napoleon", by Raymond Guyot, [H. Floury, Paris, 1921]
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Vajrasattva, also known as Vajradhara, the Supreme Buddha, identified by his hands
Vajrasattva, also known as Vajradhara, the Supreme Buddha, identified by his hands which are held in the Vajrahumkara mudra, a thunderbolt in each, sits in yab-yum with the Supreme Wisdom Visvatara. Three quarter view. Country of Origin: Tibet. Culture: Buddhist. Date/Period: 18th century. Material Size: Bronze and jewels h=10". Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Formerly Philip Goldman Collection, London. Location: 01.
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