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    • The latest portrait of Ethel Barrymore.

    • The latest portrait of Ethel Barrymore.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Periodical illustrations

    • Theatre Magazine page featuring actress and director Ethel Barrymore, who was born August 15, 1879 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents (Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Drew), siblings (John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore), and other...
    • Ellen Terry.

    • Ellen Terry.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women; Costumes; Posing

    • Autographed halftone print character portrait of Ellen Terry, seated, wearing a dress with ruffled collar and hat. Dame Ellen Terry was born Alice Ellen Terry on February 27, 1847 in Coventry, England, made Dame of the British Empire in 1925, and...
    • Mlle. Albani.

    • Mlle. Albani.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Opera singers; Women

    • Seated portrait of soprano Mademoiselle Albani, wearing a long frilly white dress. Her hair is piled atop her head. Mlle. Albani was born Marie-Louise-Emma-Cécile Lajeunesse on November 1, 1847 in Chambly (near Montreal), Canada. She married...
    • Ellen Terry.

    • Ellen Terry.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Actresses; Women

    • Portrait of Ellen Terry, her head turned to her left, wearing a black velvet hat and dress with bow at neck. Dame Ellen Terry was born Alice Ellen Terry on February 27, 1847 in Coventry, England, made Dame of the British Empire in 1925, and died...
    • Mlle. Albani.

    • Mlle. Albani.

    • Portraits; Portrait photographs; Opera singers; Women; Costumes; Posing

    • Three-quarter length character portrait of soprano Mademoiselle Albani, standing before a set backdrop of an elegant residential interior wearing a crown with attached veil, long dress, and long robe. Mlle. Albani was born...
    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Warriors; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Trousers; Footwear; Headgear; Beards; Daggers & swords; Arms & armament; Lifting & carrying

    • "Images of barbarians, an essential element of triumphal ceremony in imperial Rome, were most often represented in a military context. […] [S]uch representations are omnipresent in Trajan's Forum, on the façade of the Ulpia Basilica, and...
    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Figurines; Men; Bodyguards; Guards; People associated with health & safety; Clothing & dress; Boots; Footwear; Hairstyles; Fasces; Ceremonial objects; Emblems; Symbols; Lifting & carrying

    • "When the emperor passed by a crowd, lictors were responsible for holding the onlookers back. The statue here is composed of three lictors standing side by side, their heads turned slightly toward their right. They wear long togas draped over...
    • How Does a Girl Like You Get to be a Girl Like You?

    • How Does a Girl Like You Get to be a Girl Like You?

    • Textiles; Clothing & dress; Pluralism (Social sciences); Ethnic groups; Imperialism; Cultural relations; Acculturation; Dresses; Women; Patterns (Design elements); Mannequins; Backs (Anatomy)

    • Installation of three costumes of wax-print cotton textiles tailored by Sian Lewis; "This work by Shonibare consists of three clothed mannequins standing on a low platform. Their stiff postures and high Victorian dresses, complete with...
    • Young Gaul, front view.

    • Young Gaul, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Youth; Young adults; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Mustaches

    • Discovered in Reims (France). "This sculpture demonstrates the capacity of Roman artists to synthesize widely divergent influences and draw upon diverse styles. It shows that Roman art was capable of addressing very different concerns while...
    • Constantine, gold medallion coin of Constantine, front view.

    • Constantine, gold medallion coin of Constantine, front view.

    • Sculpture; Coins; Money; Medals; Jewelry; Necklaces; Goldwork; Metalwork; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Upper class; Military officers; Military personnel; People associated with...

    • "In this medallion, a gold coin is set within the center of a gold disc. A ring for hanging it projects from the top. The coin is a double solidus with an imperial effigy on the front [...]. In bust view, the emperor is seen in left profile,...
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