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Abbéma, Louise
La toilette de la Vérité

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" Les Nymphs s'amusent", by Chantron


See our web page on mythological figures for descriptions of Greek, Latin and Christian mythology, giving many descriptions of the mythological women shown below.

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Abbéma, Louise: "Flora"
Salon de Paris, 1913

postally unused, glue remains on the back; on the front some wear on the edges.

A. Noyer - Paris: Luxochromie
logo on the back side: SPA

Orderno.: mythology 3
Price: € 50

Abbéma, Louise: "Flora"
Salon de Paris, 1913

postally unused, but written message on the back with pencil.

logo on the back side: SPA

Orderno.: mythology 4
Price: € 10

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Abbéma, Louise
La toilette de la Vérité
(the Truth's toilette / het toilet van De Waarheid)
Salon de Paris, 1914

postally unused

logo on the back side: SPA
7335 dt.; ND. Phot

Orderno.: mythology 10
Price: € 25



Boucher, Francois (1703-1777):
Diane sortant du bain / Diana getting out of the bath .

A.N., Paris, no. Cgue 30; 3 Musée du Louvre

not used, see back side.

order no. mythologie 8
price: € 25



A. J. Chantron (1842 – 1918)
Les Nymphs s'amusent

Probably nymphs of the ash tree (NL: Es), so called Meliae, as one nymph carries a similar twig over her shoulder.

silver bromide print, uncirculated, but with a 1905 stamped post stamp on the picture, later glued on; see back side.

orderno. mythologie 13
Price: € 50

A.J. Chantron (1842 – 1918) :
Le liseron - Die Winde - The Bindweed - NL: De Winde
Salon de 1913, Société des Artistes Francais

silver bromide print, 1913, uncirculated, see back side

6732 gr. ND Phot.

orderno. naakte vrouwen 1
Price: €50


Theodore Chasseriau (1819-1856):
Le Tépidarium

ND, Phot. 1026, Musée du Louvre - École Francaise, ca. 1900 ?

ongelopen / unused: see back side

orderno.: naakte vrouwen 6

Price: € 50



The tepidarium was the warm (tepidus) bathroom of the Roman baths heated by a hypocaust or underfloor heating system.The specialty of a tepidarium is the pleasant feeling of constant radiant heat which directly affects the human body from the walls and floor.

A hypocaust (Latin hypocaustum) is an ancient Roman system of central heating. The word literally means "heat from below", from the Greek hypo meaning below or underneath, and kaiein, to burn or light a fire. They are traditionally considered to have been invented by Sergius Orata, though this is not fully confirmed.



Collin: Floréal

R. Collin (1850 - 1916): Floréal

Floréal, was the 8th month in the French "Revolutionary Calender": April 20th - May 19th.

postcard from ca. 1900,
11-Musée du Luxembourg

unused / ongelopen

orderno: naakte vrouwen 3

Price: € 50

Gustave Courbet (1819-1877)

Dans l'atelier du peintre / The studio of the painter

Musée du Louvre (École Francaise)

printed in Paris - LAPINA (no. 5786), uncirculated, see back side.

orderno. Courbet-1

Price: € 25.

  gustave Courbet, Dans látelier du peintre  

Courtois: lecture interrompue

Gustave Courtois (1859-1924):
Lecture inerrompue / Interrupted reading / Unterbrochene Lektüre

Salon de Paris- Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts

Imp. Phot. De Neurdein et Cie - Paris, S.P.A. , 54 dt.

postally unused, but message written on the back in 1917
see back side

orderno: naakte vrouwen 5
Price € 25



J. Heinz: Die ruhende Venus
Aus der kaiserlichen Gemälde Galerie Wien

Lichtdruck u. Verlag von J. Löwy, k. u. k. Hofphotograph, Wien, 1899; 405

unused, sie back side
from the collection of J. Thomas, Sachrang/Obb.

order no. mythologie 11
Price: € 25

Bath of Psyche

The Bath of Psyche
By Lord Leighton, P.R.A.; the Tate Galery

Ed. Gale and Polder Ltd., 2 Amen Corner, London, EC ; printed at Aldershot; The Nelson Series, G & P Ltd.

Uncirculated, early 20th century

See back side

Orderno. Psyche-1

Price: € 15

Bath of Psyche by Lord Leighton

The Bath of Psyche
by Lord Leighton

Ed. Stengel & Co., Dresden, 29281
Aus Sammlung J. Thomas, Sachrang / Obb.

Sent in an envelope in 1915 from Rome

See texts on back side

Orderno. Psyche-2

Price € 25

Pier Pander: Als de Dag ter ruste gaat


Pier Pander (1864-1919)
Als de dag ter ruste gaat / When the Day goes resting

Uitg. W. de Haan, Utrecht; ca. 1910

copyright 1910 by Reinthal & Newman, New York

orderno. mythologie 14
condition: postally unused, less than perfect: wrinkle and a tiny stain.
Price € 25


Jan Styka (1858-1925):
Eunice and Petronius: heureux celui qui comme moi a rencontré l'amour.

édition: J.K., XXV, Paris (?), ca. 1900

postally unused

orderno: Romantiek 4
Price: € 50




Yalom, Marilyn (1997), A History of the Breast, New York, Alfred A. Knopf
(Marilyn Yalom is teacher at the Institute for Women and Gender, Stanford Univesity, California, USA).

Nederlandse vertaling:
Yalom, Marilyn (1997), Geschiedenis van de Borst: Westerse beeldvorming door de eeuwen heen, Baarn: De Kern, ISBN 90-325-0567-x

The bared bosom in 17th and 18th century art

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