Nobilior

‘As regards law, liberty and the commonwealth, it is proper that we should all enjoy them equally and in common; but as for glory and honours, it is for each man to obtain them as best he can’

ie. no prizes for everyone.

Who can fault the elder Cato?

Nelson’s Trafalgar uniform
Need I say more?
Deborah and Andrew Cavendish, Duchess and Duke of Devonshire, in the West Hall at Chatsworth, 2001.
Photo by Simon Upton.
British military awards

British military awards

(Source: mrharristweed, via savilerow)

London
Grace Kelly in Jamaica, 1955.Photographed by Howell Conant
Kenneth Clark
(in front of Renoir’s La Baigneuse Blonde)
1933
Ah yes, there’s mine.
The Duel After the Masquerade - Jean-Léon Gérôme
I love this kind of paper
 

 

(Source: theorphansarms)

Gerrit van Honthorst - The Procuress
Nice use of light and shadow. Cf. van Schendel

Gerrit van Honthorst - The Procuress

Nice use of light and shadow. Cf. van Schendel

(via o-g-steve)

Just purchased.
If you like Waugh and you are buying his books new, you can’t do better than volumes from this very elegant series in hardback from Penguin.
Head of a Greek horse in the Via Tribunale, Naples, 1959 ~ Herbert List
Schloss Hof «» Chapel by jandudas on Flickr.