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"Captivating Belles

Background imageBelles Collection: The Diving Belles music hall divers and aquatic acrobats

The Diving Belles music hall divers and aquatic acrobats
The Diving Belles led by Daphne ?appearing in an elaborate sea cave scena Mermaids in Shells with clever and original tricks and fancy diving?

Background imageBelles Collection: The Bystander - Surf riders front cover

The Bystander - Surf riders front cover
Front cover of The Bystander featuring an illustration by C. Rebel Stanton of three girls in red bathing costumes surf riding - a sort of combined forerunner of surfing and water skiing. Date: 1929

Background imageBelles Collection: Biarritz Beach Belles

Biarritz Beach Belles
Two trendy young women (with an admirer in the background) enjoy posing on the beach at Biarritz, France

Background imageBelles Collection: Siberian tea, Bergenia crassifolia

Siberian tea, Bergenia crassifolia
La Saxifrage de Siberie. Siberian tea, Bergenia crassifolia. Handcoloured etching from Pierre Joseph Buchoz Collection precieuse et enluminee des fleurs les plus belles et les plus curieuses

Background imageBelles Collection: Beaux & Belles / Cassell s

Beaux & Belles / Cassell s
Beaux and belles of the Regency period in Vauxhall Gardens

Background imageBelles Collection: Cat's claw flower, Martynia speciosa, native to Mexico. Handcoloured stipple copperplate engraving

Cat's claw flower, Martynia speciosa, native to Mexico. Handcoloured stipple copperplate engraving by Barrois
FLO4570106 Cat's claw flower, Martynia speciosa, native to Mexico. Handcoloured stipple copperplate engraving by Barrois from a botanical illustration by Pancrace Bessa from Mordant de

Background imageBelles Collection: Regency fops and belles promenading at Hyde Park Gate. The Arrival

Regency fops and belles promenading at Hyde Park Gate. The Arrival, or Western Entrance to Cockney Land
FLO4618900 Regency fops and belles promenading at Hyde Park Gate. The Arrival, or Western Entrance to Cockney Land. Handcoloured copperplate drawn

Background imageBelles Collection: Carthusian monks netting and hooking fish in monastery fishponds, Chartreuse

Carthusian monks netting and hooking fish in monastery fishponds, Chartreuse
534682 Carthusian monks netting and hooking fish in monastery fishponds, Chartreuse, founded by St Bruno of Cologne (11th century)

Background imageBelles Collection: Buffalo Belles Wild West Show

Buffalo Belles Wild West Show. One man, seven women. Leader in cowboy costume with bicycle and whip. Two in cowgirl costumes holding lassos, five in indian costume holding knives and a spear

Background imageBelles Collection: Mosaic of a dog from the porters threshold

Mosaic of a dog from the porters threshold in the House of Vesonius Primus, a fuller. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles

Background imageBelles Collection: Chinese knotweed, Persicaria orientalis

Chinese knotweed, Persicaria orientalis
La Persicaire vulgaire de la Chine. Chinese knotweed, Persicaria orientalis. Handcoloured etching from Pierre Joseph Buchoz Collection precieuse et enluminee des fleurs les plus belles et les plus

Background imageBelles Collection: Lady Mary Lygon, studio portrait in veiled hat

Lady Mary Lygon, studio portrait in veiled hat. With description, The latest portrait of Lady Mary Lygon, the third daughter of the Earl and Countess of Beauchamp

Background imageBelles Collection: Pantagruel Lisant les Belles Chroniques or Pantagruel Reading the Beautiful Chronicles

Pantagruel Lisant les Belles Chroniques or Pantagruel Reading the Beautiful Chronicles
3116221 Pantagruel Lisant les Belles Chroniques or Pantagruel Reading the Beautiful Chronicles. by Robida, Albert (1848-1926); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBelles Collection: Les Belles Sauvagesses de 1920, engraving by H. Reidel, 1920 (pochoir print)

Les Belles Sauvagesses de 1920, engraving by H. Reidel, 1920 (pochoir print)
1123818 Les Belles Sauvagesses de 1920, engraving by H. Reidel, 1920 (pochoir print) by Barbier, Georges (1882-1932); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection

Background imageBelles Collection: Visez au coeur, belles dames!, engraving by H. Reidel, 1924 (pochoir print)

Visez au coeur, belles dames!, engraving by H. Reidel, 1924 (pochoir print)
1123817 Visez au coeur, belles dames!, engraving by H. Reidel, 1924 (pochoir print) by Barbier, Georges (1882-1932); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aim for the heart, ladies)

Background imageBelles Collection: Beaus and belles of the Regency period (engraving)

Beaus and belles of the Regency period (engraving)
614391 Beaus and belles of the Regency period (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Beaus and belles of the Regency period)

Background imageBelles Collection: A party of British high society Belles at Cap d Antibes

A party of British high society Belles at Cap d Antibes
A party of British high society Belles sunbathing at Cap d Antibes, 1927 with Miss Fletcher-Mossop, Miss Sheldon, the Vicomtesse de Sibour, Mrs Gerald Thompson and Mrs Mountain Date: 1927

Background imageBelles Collection: The Battle of the Beaux and the Belles (engraving)

The Battle of the Beaux and the Belles (engraving)
5233045 The Battle of the Beaux and the Belles (engraving) by Beardsley, Aubrey (1872-98) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Battle of the Beaux and the Belles)

Background imageBelles Collection: Stucco design with Bacchantes from the House

Stucco design with Bacchantes from the House of Epigrams, Reg. V, Ins. 1, No. 18. The mural perished soon after its discovery in 1875

Background imageBelles Collection: Bronze statues of house gods from the bathhouse

Bronze statues of house gods from the bathhouse
Bronze statues of house gods from the Thermae bathhouse at Regio IX, Insula IV, 5. Chromolithograph by J.G. Bach after an illustration by MIss Amy Butts from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles Peintures

Background imageBelles Collection: Bronze statue of an Amorino (infant cupid)

Bronze statue of an Amorino (infant cupid) with a dolphin from the Thermae (baths) at Regio IX, Insula IV, 5. Chromolithograph by J.G

Background imageBelles Collection: Atria of the new fullonica (fullers shop)

Atria of the new fullonica (fullers shop), Regio VI, Insula XIV, 21. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles Peintures de

Background imageBelles Collection: House altar in the house of the banker Lucius

House altar in the house of the banker Lucius
House altar or lararium in the house of the banker Lucius Caecilius Iucundus, Regio V.1.26. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus

Background imageBelles Collection: Floor mosaic from the new fullonica (fuller s

Floor mosaic from the new fullonica (fuller s
Floor mosaic from the new fullonica (fullers shop), Regio VI, Insula XIV, 21. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles

Background imageBelles Collection: Floor mosaic from the House of Epigrams, Regio

Floor mosaic from the House of Epigrams, Regio V, Insula 1, 18. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles Peintures de Pompei

Background imageBelles Collection: Floor mosaic from the garden in the House of Vesonius Primus

Floor mosaic from the garden in the House of Vesonius Primus
Floor mosaic from a room in the viridarium (garden) in the House of Vesonius Primus, a fuller. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les

Background imageBelles Collection: Floors with colourful marble stones from

Floors with colourful marble stones from the House of the Epigrams, Regio V, Insula 1, 18. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus

Background imageBelles Collection: Cast of a dead dog from the House of Vesonius

Cast of a dead dog from the House of Vesonius Primus, a fuller. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles Peintures de Pompei

Background imageBelles Collection: Mosaic picture of a guard dog in the house

Mosaic picture of a guard dog in the house of Lucius Caecilius Iucundus. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles Peintures de

Background imageBelles Collection: Marble bust of the owner from the House of

Marble bust of the owner from the House of Vesonius Primus, a fuller. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles Peintures de

Background imageBelles Collection: Plaster cast of a womans body from the Via

Plaster cast of a womans body from the Via Stabiana now in the Museum of Pompeii. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles

Background imageBelles Collection: Plaster cast of a mans body from the Via

Plaster cast of a mans body from the Via Stabiana, now in the Museum of Pompeii. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles

Background imageBelles Collection: Mural from an atrium in the House of Tryptolemus

Mural from an atrium in the House of Tryptolemus, Reg. VI, Ins. VII, No. 18. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles Peintures

Background imageBelles Collection: Crocodile and pygmies from the House of the Pygmies, Pompeii

Crocodile and pygmies from the House of the Pygmies, Pompeii
Crocodile and pygmies from the House of the Pygmies (Casa dei Pygmeii) 9, Regio IX, Insula V. Chromolithograph by J.G. Bach after an illustration by Miss Amy Butts from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles

Background imageBelles Collection: Portrait of a man and woman from an unidentified

Portrait of a man and woman from an unidentified house in Pompeii. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles Peintures de Pompei

Background imageBelles Collection: Allegorical figure of Spring from the west

Allegorical figure of Spring from the west
Allegorical wall painting of Spring from the west side of the atrium of Regio IX.V.11. She holds a basket of cheese and carries a lamb over her shoulders. Chromolithograph by J.G

Background imageBelles Collection: Wall painting of Iphigenia from the tablinum

Wall painting of Iphigenia from the tablinum of the House of Lucius Caecilius Iucundus. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus

Background imageBelles Collection: Allegorical figure of summer with sickle and wheat

Allegorical figure of summer with sickle and wheat
Allegorical wall painting of summer from the east of the atrium of Regio IX.V.11. She carries a sickle and wheat. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno

Background imageBelles Collection: Mural of Venus and cupid fishing with rods from the sea

Mural of Venus and cupid fishing with rods from the sea. Found in Regio VI.XIV.28, the Taberna Lusoria. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile

Background imageBelles Collection: Mural of Venus and cupid fishing with rods from a pond

Mural of Venus and cupid fishing with rods from a pond. Found in Regio V.V.3, the House of the Gladiators. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile

Background imageBelles Collection: Decorative ornaments from the tablinum of

Decorative ornaments from the tablinum of the house of Lucius Caecilius Jucundus. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles

Background imageBelles Collection: Fountain from Regio VII. II. 45, House of the Bear, Pompeii

Fountain from Regio VII. II. 45, House of the Bear, Pompeii
Fountain from Regio VII.II.45, House of the Bear, Pompeii. Venus reclines above a blue sea of fishes, with cupids in attendance

Background imageBelles Collection: Ariadne watching Theseuss boat depart

Ariadne watching Theseuss boat depart from the island of Naxos. Mural from a triclinium in a shop/dwelling at Regio IX.II.5, Pompeii

Background imageBelles Collection: Mural with panel of theatrical masks

Mural with panel of theatrical masks from the tablinum of a house at VI.8.24.. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles

Background imageBelles Collection: Landscape painting from the Exedra in

Landscape painting from the Exedra in the House of Vesonius Primus, a fuller. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles

Background imageBelles Collection: Mural from unidentified building in Pompeii

Mural from unidentified building in Pompeii. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles Peintures de Pompei

Background imageBelles Collection: Wall paintings from rooms in the House of

Wall paintings from rooms in the House of the Epigrams, Reg. V, Ins. 1, No. 18. On the left, a mural from an atrium, and at right, a mural from an antichamber

Background imageBelles Collection: Wall painting from a room in the House of

Wall painting from a room in the House of the Epigrams, Reg. V, Ins. 1, No. 18. Chromolithograph by Victor Steeger after an illustration by Geremia Discanno from Emile Presuhns Les Plus Belles



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"Captivating Belles: A Tapestry of Elegance and Adventure" Step into a world where Siberian tea and Bergenia crassifolia blend seamlessly with the enchanting melodies of The Diving Belles, music hall divers and aquatic acrobats. As we dive deeper into history, we uncover the allure of "The Bystander - Surf riders" front cover, capturing the spirit of daring water sports. Intrigue awaits as we explore Aubrey Beardsley's masterpiece, "Battle of the Beaux and Belles, " an artistic portrayal that transcends time. Journey to Biarritz Beach, where sun-kissed beauties known as the "Beach Belles" grace its shores with their radiant presence. Marvel at Laurie Taylor's iconic masthead for "The Bystander, " transporting us back to 1930 when elegance reigned supreme. Delve further into this captivating era through Cassell's publication, "Beaux & Belles, " a testament to timeless style. Immerse yourself in nostalgia as you witness bathing belles frolicking along sandy shores. Lady Mary Lygon's studio portrait in her veiled hat exudes sophistication reminiscent of bygone days. And who could forget the thrilling performances by Buffalo Belles Wild West Show? Lady Beauchamp and the Lygon Sisters epitomize grace and poise in an era defined by aristocratic charm. Finally, marvel at a mosaic depicting a loyal dog guarding its master's threshold—a symbol of loyalty woven within our tales. These belles embody more than just beauty; they represent resilience, adventure, and unyielding spirit throughout history. Join us on this journey through time as we celebrate these remarkable individuals who have left an indelible mark on our collective memory.