Friday, November 18, 2005
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Borough (district), administrative and historic county of Kent, southeastern England, on the south side of the Thames estuary at its mouth. Swale borough includes the Isle of Sheppey, 9 miles (14 km) long and 4 miles (6 km) wide, to the north. The island is separated from the mainland (south) by The Swale, a branch of the River Medway estuary, which gives its name to the district. Land on
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Painting method used in the style known as Synthetism (q.v.).
Monday, July 25, 2005
The only child of Prince (later King) Milan (reigned 186889) and his consort, Natalie, Alexander ascended the Serbian throne on March 6 (Feb. 22), 1889, after his father had abdicated and named a regency
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Mason was born into a wealthy family. She married a prominent physician and socialized with dignitaries and dilettantes.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Chinese (Wade-Giles) K'un-lun Shan, or (Pinyin) Kunlun Shan, mountain system of Asia. The Kunluns extend east to west some 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometres) from the Pamirs in Tajikistan on the west to the Kunlun Pass and the adjacent Sino-Tibetan rangesPu-erh-han-pu-ta (Burhan Budai), P'a-yen-k'a-la (Bayan Hara), and A-ni-ma-ch'ing (Amne Machin)on the east. The width of the Kunluns varies considerably but rarely exceeds 125 miles. In the western margins they
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Dutch painter and art writer noted for his three-volume biographical study of Netherlandish painters, De groote Schouburgh der Nederlantsche Konstschilders en Schilderessen (171821). Houbraken was a competent if rather uninspired academic painter, but his De Groote Schouburgh is the single most important source of information