Dress ca. 1865
J.R.R. Tolkien’s personal dust-jacket cover design of ‘The Return of the King’ (drawn in the 1950’s), used for the 50th anniversary edition.
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Maria Clara Eimmart, Ten Depictions of Heavenly Phenomena, (late 17th century)
Immart was the daughter of the history painter, portraitist and amateur astronomer Georg Christoph Eimmart, with whom she collaborated. Her father was director of the Malerakademie in Nürnberg but also established a private observatory. She was given a broad education in the fine arts, and specialized in botanical and astronomical illustrations. She made a series of some 350 drawings of lunar phases, observed by telescope, and captured on distinctive blue paper. Twelve of these were given to conte Marsili, a scientific collaborator with her father, of those twelve, ten survive in Bologna. She shortly thereafter married her father’s pupil and successor, the astronomer Johann Heinrich Müller and died in childbirth.
17th century book with embroidered cloth binding
This beautiful binding is among the best preserved and most
splendid of its kind.The floral motifs are embroidered with satin
stitching in silver and luminous colours. The edges are lavishly
decorated, painted in gold and other colours and with gauffering.
The front edge shows the symbol of hope, a woman with an anchor.
The volume may have belonged to Hedvig Eleonora as there
is a printed dedication to her in one of the works bound together.
National Library of Sweden- (x)
by Daniel Gardner
gouache and chalk, 1775
37 in. x 31 1/8 in. (940 mm x 790 mm)