Lemmen: The Two Sisters or The Serruys Sisters – 1894

Georges Lemmen: The Two Sisters or The Serruys Sisters – 1894 Indianapolis Museum of Art The Serruys family lived in the Belgian town of Menin (now forever associated with the Great War). Edmond Serruys was a wealthy textile mill owner. […]

The Trial of the Thirty

Anarchist Unrest and The Trial of the Thirty  On  9 December 1893 an anarchist by the name of Auguste Vaillant threw a home-made bomb from the public gallery into the Chamber of Deputies slightly injuring some twenty people. This attack […]

Cross: The Evening Breeze

Henri Edmond Cross: The Evening Breeze (l’air du Soir) – 1894  Musée d’Orsay, Paris A company of women linger among trees which emerge from the sandy delta of a shallow stream. In the foreground two of the group lie on […]