"It’s my 21st birthday. I have to look like royalty; otherwise, they won’t know it’s my birthday."
Pictures of the assembly and testing of the 200 ton floating crane Harland and Wolff bought from a German shipyard forto help facilitate the construction of the Olympic and Titanic. The crane was the largest of its type in the world at the time and could lift up to 250 tons. The crane can be seen in action below lifting what appears to be boilers onto a ship
Edmund Blair Leighton, a guide to the Cardiff City Hall informs us, was primarily a historical painter—of medieval scenes in particular. This 1898 piece, which Christie’s recently sold for $56,250, might initially appear to be an exception to that rule.
Not only, however, is A Favor set eighty years previous to its painting, but the content of the Regency scene—with a woman throwing a flower (a “favor”) down to her lover on horseback below—smacks of Leighton’s penchant for medievalism.
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