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Dollar Sign - Where is it From?

The dollar sign - $, is one of the most recognized symbols in the world today. However, historians do not agree to its origins, and so a number of theories exist, some of which will be summarized. ..
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Where Did The Word "Dollar" Come From?

The origins of words are often different than we expect and the word “dollar” is no exception. There are a number of similar words used during history, making the origin of the word a ..
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Business Card Collecting - Where Can I Find Them?

People have been collecting business cards and their predecessors for hundreds of years. The calling cards or visiting cards were first used in China in the 15th century and later in Europe from the ..
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Business Cards - How to Catalogue Them

Business cards a relatively straightforward to collect, but as the collection grows so does the challenge of easy access cataloging and storing. As any collection grows, it becomes increasingly ..
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Business Cards - How to Store Them

Collectors of business cards can build enormous collections. Once collected, it is important to store them in an appropriate way. Most collectors treat the more valuable items in a different way to ..
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Fortified Wines - How Are They Made?

Fortified wines result from adding a spirit (usually brandy) to a table wine. The resulting mix, will have an alcoholic content, between 17% and 20% vol/alc. There are two commonly used methods of ..
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Tawny Port - The Best Value Port

We are all creatures of habit and often, the best way to learn new things is to experience them. Wine is no different. We all have our favorites and usually reluctantly try new types. Port is ..
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Edward Coley Burne-Jones - A Short History

Edward Coley Burne-Jones was born in 1833 in Birmingham. His father was a small business owner, specializing as a framer, and his mother died a few weeks after Edward was born. He lived in the ..
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Jacques Tissot - Painter Who Was Both Controversl And ..

Jaques Tissot was born in 1836, at Nantes a French Seaport. He was always interested in things nautical and this can be seen in the accuracy of the rigging and ship scenes that he later painted. His ..
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Jaques Tissot - Short List of Works

Jaques Tissot was born in 1836 and died in 1902. He lived a full life and was usually surrounded by one controversy or other. The controversy usually related to his art although there were a few ..
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Frederick Leighton - A Short History

Frederick Leighton was born in Yorkshire in 1830. His father was a doctor who was involved in importing and exporting, and took early steps to encourage Frederick to become a doctor as well, by hours .
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Paul Delaroche - A Short History

Paul Delaroche was worn in 1797 in Paris. His real name was Hippolyte Delaroche. His father was a wealthy, successful trader and was delighted that Paul showed talent as an artist at an early age. ..
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Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The Early Years

Lawrence Alma-Tadema (real name Laurens Tadema) was born in 1836 in Dronrijp a small town near Leeuwarden, which in turn was not far from Harlington in Holland. His father was a village notary, with ..
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Lawrence Alma-Tadema – Short List of Works

Lawrence lived a passion for art all of his life. He showed potential from an early age, but is not classed as a child prodigy, as he did not attend any formal “master classes” until he ..
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John Constable - A Short History

John Constable was born in 1776 in Suffolk. His father was a successful merchant. As a small boy he was encouraged by his teacher, the local plumber and his indulgent parents to practice drawing. He ..
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Thomas Cole - A Short History of an American Artist

Thomas Cole was born in Lancashire, England in 1801, and his family emigrated to America when he was seventeen years of age. He trained first as an engraver of woodblocks that were used in printing ..
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Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau was born in 1826 in France. His father was an architect who relented to his son’s wishes to train as a painter. Gustave studied under Picot, who was not as well credentialed as ..
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John William Waterhouse - A Short History

John William Waterhouse was born in 1849 in Rome where his father worked as a painter and his mother Isabella kept house. His nickname was “Nino”. In the 1850's, the family moved to ..
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Albert Bierstadt - A Short History of an American Painter

Albert Bierstadt was born in Solingen, Germany in 1830. His family moved to Massechusetts, when Albert was two year old. He returned to Dusseldorf in Germany to study art between 1853 and 1857. His ..
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The Old Masters - Who Are They?

The term Old Master refers to artists or painters that painted between 1400 and 1900. (Some say to 1800) These painters were mainly from Europe. They were people who were fully trained and worked ..
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William Bouguereau - Artist and Genius

William Bouguereau was born, in 1835 in La Rochelle in the Atlantic Coast of France. He showed interest and talent in painting at an early age. Whilst still at school he excelled in art classes and ..
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Jean-Leon Gerome - A Short History

Jean Leon Gerome was born in 1834 in Versoul, France, not far from the border with Switzerland. His father was a goldsmith and his mother was from a merchants family. Jean-Leon was a high achieving ..
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William Bouguerau - Short List Of Works

William Bouguerau was born in 1925 and died in 1905 at La Rochelle. Throughout his life, he is regarded by many as the most influential supporter of traditional French Values in Art. The important ..
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Jean-Leon Gerome - Short List Of Works

Jean-Leon Gerome was born in 1824 and he died in 1904. He became a celebrated painter, against the wishes of his father, who was a goldsmith. He was able to generate a sufficient income by painting ..
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Sir John Everett Millais - Painter With Some Controversy

Sir John Everett Millais was born in Southampton in 1829. His parents were well known and successful people. They moved to Jersey for a while and then to London in 1838 in order to help their son ..
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