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Model for the monument Tenax Vitae by Rinaldo Carnielo in the Galleria Carnielo, Florence. Find some of his other works by typing Carnielo into the quicksearch box above - it's well worth the effort!

01 February, 2005
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These are not dead - such spirits never die. The first lines of the inscription on W G John's Port Sunlight memorial, commemorating Lever Brothers' employees who lost their lives in the two world wars.

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"I prefer you, just as you are, to those, who, under a human form, hide a treacherous, corrupt, and ungrateful heart." One of Walter Crane's original illustrations for the 1875 picturebook of Beauty and the Beast.

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A Happy New Year to all our audience: a detail from Dinner Party by Thomas Rowlandson (1756 - 1827).

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Anglers by a wooded stream, attributed to Francis Danby. "For I see that when one man casts, the other gathers And then vice versa without changing sides." From Casting and Gathering by Seamus Heaney

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Vanessa Bell's Still life in the kitchen, 1933. The sister of Virginia Woolf, she was a painter, interior designer and member of the Bloomsbury group. She lived at Charleston Farmhouse near Firle, Sussex.

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The Lion of Lucerne a sculpture by the Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen, in memory of 700 politically neutral Swiss Guards who died defending Louis XVI and his family during the French Revolution.

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The Prometheus Triptych, the most important painting by Oskar Kokoschka in the United Kingdom, will be exhibited for the first time in over a decade in the Courtauld Gallery.
29 June to 17 September 2006.

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A detail from a panoramic drawing of 1801 whose inscription reads "A View from Millbank the Thames Battersea Bridge, Church in the Distance / taken in the Morning of a hot Day drawn by Francis Towne on the Spot."

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The original 16th Century bridge at Mostar, blown up in 1993 during the bitter fighting in the Bosnian war between the city's Muslims and Croats. It was rebuilt after the war, and re-opened in 2004.