Pictures of the Week
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The Mosque of Suliman at Istanbul, featured in
Photographic Recollections: Ancient and Islamic Monuments in the Near East 1850-1880
at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery to 26 September.
The opening ceremony of the first modern olympics. The Panathenaic Stadium, built originally by Lykourgos in 330-329 BC, was refurbished by the Greek architect Georgios Averoff for the 1896 Athens games
A detail from
The death of Orpheus
. Catch 'Dont Look Back', a fantastic journey and performance by dreamthinkspeak inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice at Somerset House this month.
Church of St Pierre, Caen. On 7th June 1944, the day after D Day, Caen was bombed by the allies to secure its freedom. 450 bombers dropped 6,000 tons of explosives. More than 5,000 lives were lost.
A Disappointed Patron
by Charles Keene (1823-1891). Largely self-taught, he worked for the Illustrated London News, Once A Week and Punch, producing drawings satirising contemporary social life.
Reclining Nude, Mornington Crescent
(1905), by Walter Richard Sickert. Painted after he returned to London, this work was given to the Courtauld by the dealer Lillian Browse, biographer of both Sickert and Forain
A nineteenth-century albumen print of the Castel Sant' Angelo in Rome. Built by Hadrian as a mausoleum, it has served a fortress and a prison, as well as the setting for the final tragic act of Puccini's
Moonlit landscape, with an apparition of a woman and a host of winged monsters
(1876), by Richard Doyle (1824-1883). Doyle was a cartoonist, best-remembered for drawing the cover of the magazine Punch that was used from 1849 to 1956
Le Malade Imaginaire
, an undated drawing by Honoré Daumier (1808–79) inspired by Molière's satire
A detail from the tomb of Jean de France, Duc de Berry (1340-1416), in the Cathedral of St Etienne, Bourges, France. He commissioned the famous illuminated manuscript
Les Très Riches Heures