classic-art:

The Dead Christ Supported By an Angel
Alonso Cano, c. 1646
faustyflakes:

The Soul Breaking the Bonds that Attach it to the Earth, Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, 18th century. Detail. 
centuriespast:

Lady Rachel Cavendish (1697–1780), Lady Morgan, as a Shepherdess
by Charles Jervas
Date painted: 1725–1730
Oil on canvas, 124.5 x 104 cm
Collection: National Trust
signorcasaubon:

Hail, Mary, Mother of God, glorious treasury of the whole world, inextinguishable lamp, crown of virginity, scepter of orthodoxy, indissoluble temple, place of Him whom no place can contain, mother and virgin, through whom the Gospels said “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord”.
c0ssette:

Edmund Blair Leighton “Lady Godiva”,detail,1892.

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife (detail), J.L. David.
catonhottinroof:

James Peter Quinn
A Japanese lady (Madame J. Takeuchi), 1911

Bacchus and Ariadne, Detail.
by Caesar van Everdingen (1616/1617–1678)
Dated: 1660
steelylaceribbon:

François-Hubert Drouais, The Marquise d’Aigurandes - detail, (1759)
the-garden-of-delights:

"Queen Bianca" (1877) (detail) by Albert Edelfelt (1854-1905).

ponderful:

Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873), Elizabeth of Bavaria
uromancy:

Joshua Hargrave Sams Mann. First Earrings. 1881.
maertyrer:

Francesco Coghetti - The Martyrdom of St Felicitas and her seven Sons (1857)
centuriespast:

Richard Cosway, R.A. (1742-1821), English          
"Portrait of a Lady", Lady Elizabeth Foster, later Duchess of Devonshire, 18th century         
Oil on canvas    
La Salle University Art Museum