The Victorian Circus in Paintings

A masterpiece in motion, many artists captured the event on canvas. Brush strokes revive circus grandeur from the artistic stylings of George Seurat's pointillism to the authentic detail of James Tissot.

A Secret History

Popular in the 19th century, Lovers’ Eyes were tiny portraits painted on pieces of jewelry meant to conceal the identity of their subject. Since only an intimate acquaintance might recognize the individual’s eye, the token of affection could be proudly displayed while keeping forbidden romance a secret. Lovers' eye jewelry pieces were sometimes studded with... Continue Reading →

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