Friday, November 18, 2005

France, Banque De

The paca

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Swale

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

Cloisonnism

Painting method used in the style known as Synthetism (q.v.).

Monday, July 25, 2005

Alexander

The only child of Prince (later King) Milan (reigned 1868–89) 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, Charlotte

Mason was born into a wealthy family. She married a prominent physician and socialized with dignitaries and dilettantes.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Kunlun Mountains

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 ranges—Pu-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

Houbraken, Arnold

Dutch painter and art writer noted for his three-volume biographical study of Netherlandish painters, De groote Schouburgh der Nederlantsche Konstschilders en Schilderessen (1718–21). Houbraken was a competent if rather uninspired academic painter, but his De Groote Schouburgh is the single most important source of information