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A detail from Carl Milles' fountain in Market Street, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Now named The Meeting of the Waters it depicts the union of the Missouri and the Mississippi Rivers

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A detail of Van Gogh's Self-portrait with bandaged ear - also the image for the Courtauld's Summer School. For information on week-long courses in the history of art contact short.courses@courtauld.ac.uk

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Built in Covent Garden between 1980-81 and now replaced by the reconstructed Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House, does anyone else remember architect Terry Farrell's Clifton Nurseries?

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Antibes by Claude Monet. John House lectures on Samuel Courtauld as Patron and Collector on 26 May as part of our Summer Lecture Series. Email education@somerset-house.org.uk for details

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Clearing snow from the streets of Gdansk. Use the quicksearch to find more images of this beautiful Polish port city on the Baltic Sea, including a 19th century tinted photograph of the quayside.

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Happy Valentine's Day! Conjugal felicity and frogs' duel, a watercolour by the British artist John Leech (1817-1864). A cartonist for Punch, Leech also illustrated Dickens' book A Christmas Carol

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The Seal Dog (Tut) by Wyndham Lewis. Catch the exhibition The bone beneath the pulp’: Drawings by Wyndham Lewis at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, until 13th February.

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Borgund Stave Church. Almost unchanged since it was built in the 12th century, it has become a symbol of Norwegian Christianity. Its wooden 'staved' walls are raised above ground to protect them from rot.

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A response to criticism - The Bruiser by William Hogarth. Charles Churchill, depicted here as a drunken bear, had written in defence of his friend John Wilkes, a subject of Hogarth’s caricatures. This was the reply.

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A bad case of showing off? Trompe-l'oeil of prints and documents, a work in watercolour and pen and ink by Simon Georges Joseph Pfaff. It includes letters, music, drawings and maps - can you spot them all?