The Running Well Teahouse, Otsu, from the series '
1766548 The Running Well Teahouse, Otsu, from the series The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (colour woodblock print) by Hiroshige, Ando or Utagawa (1797-1858); 24x36.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Running Well Teahouse, Otsu, from the series The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido'. Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858). Oban yoko-e. 24 x 36.2cm.); Photo A© Christie's Images; Japanese, out of copyright
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The Char-a-banc presented to Her Majesty by the King of the French, 1844
The Char-a-banc presented to Her Majesty by the King of the French, 1844. Queen Victoria and King Louis Philippe of France ride from the Queen's Entrance at Windsor Castle to Twickenham. This elegant vehicle is a modification of the family jaunting van of Normandy...It is built to accommodate eight persons; the body of the carriage being divided into four double seats. A neat canopy, supported by brass pillars, protects the company against the sun...The framework of the carriage is light, but substantial, firmly girded with iron fittings, and suited to the traffic of rougher roads than are ordinarily found in this country...Approach to the seats is gained from the sides, by three steps, which close and shut in beneath the floor of the carriage'. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol V
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Horse pulling sledge with swan, c.1650 (engraving)
2639759 Horse pulling sledge with swan, c.1650 (engraving) by Rollos, Peter I (fl.1619-39); Private Collection; (add.info.: From Le Centre de l'amour, decouvert soubs divers emblesmes galans et facetieux is a book of love emblems published in Paris c.1650 (reusing engravings from the early 17th century "Vita Corneliana, " and "Euterpe soboles") with Latin and German text and salacious French epigrams.
Games or pastimes serve as a metaphor for the difficulties and sensitivities of a relationship.)
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