Comte Henry de Lestrange. Street lined with houses, five children.
Jacques Louis-David, The Coronation of the Emperor and Empress, 2 December 1804, 1808-1822.
Detail from the Google Art Project.
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Kees van Dongen surrounded by his paintings, Paris, 1929
view showing the ARC de triomphe and the subway station, paris, february 1946
photo by edward clark, via LIFE photo archive
Robert Doisneau, cabriolet, france, 1936
Lindolfi, De Rue Foyatier, Paris
Shop Window, 1947
Paris, France, 1950
From Édouard Boubat: A Gentle Eye
Jambe de bois sur un lit dans un dortoir by André Kertész, 1927
I Modi (The Ways), also known as The Sixteen Pleasures or under the Latin title De omnibus Veneris Schematibus, is a famous erotic book of the Italian Renaissance in which a series of sexual positions were explicitly depicted in engravings. While the original edition was apparently completely destroyed by the Catholic Church, fragments of a later edition survive. The original illustrations were probably copied by Agostino Caracci, whose version survives. The original edition was created by the engraver Marcantonio Raimondi, published by Raimondi in 1524, and led to his imprisonment by Pope Clement VII and the destruction of all copies of the illustrations. Despite the seeming loss of Raimondi’s originals today, it seems certain that at least one full set survived, since both the 1550 woodcuts and the so-called Caracci suite of prints agree in every compositional and stylistic respect with those fragments that have survived. The images nominally depicted famous pairings of lovers (e.g. Antony and Cleopatra) or husband-and-wife deities (e.g. Jupiter and Juno) from classical history and mythology engaged in sexual activity, and were entitled as such.
The Pont-Neuf in the XVIII century.
From Paris de siècle en siècle (Paris through the ages), written and illustrated by Albert Robida, Paris, 1896.