John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893), London Southwark Bridge and St. Paul’s - 1883
Portrait of an elderly man
Portrait is made on sycamore wood. Material used is tempera. The man is flanked by Egyptian gods; on the right the god Horus and on the left the goddess Hathor. 38 cm high and 22.4cm wide ( 14 15/16 x 8 13/16 inch.)
Egyptian, made in the Roman Period, around 250 AD.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
Javan Frogmouth - Batrachostomus javensis
A photo superbly achieved from a family of Javan frogmouths (from left to right - female, chick and male), belonging to the species Batrachostomus javensis (Caprimulgiformes - Podargidae). These are nocturnal birds with strong family ties, when brooding the male incubates in the day, and the female in the dark hours.
The species, sometimes known as Horsfield’s Frogmouth, is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand; where it inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Photo credit: ©Micky Lim | Locality: Panti Bird Sanctuary, Johor, Malaysia (2010)
The Martyrdom of Saint George
Jan Van Chelminski ( 1851-1925) -Napoleon’s Entry Into Berlin
Hairy Yellow Hermit Crab - Aniculus maximus
Aniculus maximus (Decapoda - Diogenidae) is a species of hermit crab native to the Indo-Pacific area, characterized by its chelipeds and ambulatory legs intense golden or orange-yellow, trimmed in crimson, with scutes edged in white, and with setae yellowish to off white.
Jan Van Chelminski (1851-1925) -The Retreat from Moscow
"The battle"-Jan Van Chelminski (1851-1925)