'Enchanted Hero', c1684. Artist: Jean Berain
'Enchanted Hero', c1684. Alquif, enchanted knight for the rerun of the opera 'Amadis or Amadis de Gaule' (Amadis of Gaul), by Lully in 1684. Found in the collection of the Louvre, Paris.
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'The Strawberry Thief', 1883. Artist: William Morris
'The Strawberry Thief', 1883. Disilllusioned by Victorian mass-produced items, in 1861 William Morris (1834-1896) and friends founded Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company to design and make furniture, wallpaper, stained glass and fabrics and began what is known as the Arts and Crafts movement. 'The Stawberry Thief', one of Morris' designs, is here applied to cotton by block-printing. From the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
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'The Goat', c1850. Artist: Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins
'The Goat', c1850. The central image is of a goat and kid. Surrounding vignettes show (clockwise from top left): milking goats for milk and cheese; an Eastern goatherd and tents made of goatskin; goatskin for army knapsacks; buying goatskin gloves in the glover's shop; buying goatskin shoes; goatskin used for Morocco bindings for books; a goat pulling a cart; hair of angora or cashmere goat for textiles shuch as shawls; men in an Alpine district eating goat flesh and cheese. From Graphic Illustrations of Animals and Their Utility to Man published by Thomas Varty. (London, c1850).
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