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Our collection features works by artists from many countries such as the 16th century German Renaissance woodcut artists, Conrad Faber von Kreuznach, 'Konrad Faber von Creuznach', the 17th century French artists, Antoine Masson and Francois Bignon, the British Artist, author and lithographic printer, Thomas Robert Way, the nineteenth century Norwegian painter, Anders Monsen Askevold, Anders Askevold, the British artists, Francesco Bartolozzi, George Percy Jacomb Hood, Sir Francis Seymour Haden, Luigi Schiavonetti and Donald Wilkinson, the French artists, Pierre Bonnard, Pierre Gusman, Othon Friesz and Gustave Adolphe Simonau, or the American artists such as Martin Lewis, Elmer William Brown, Elmer Brown, Jon Corbino, Robert Cumming, Erika Kahn, Louise Nevelson, Arthur Litt, James Craig Nicoll, Margaret Sargent, Margarett Sargent, Raphael Soyer and Federico Castellon, the Mexican artists, Jose Guadalupe Posada, and Francisco Dosamantes, and Jose Ignacio Aguirre, the Japanese artists, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, Toshi Yoshida, and Yoshitoshi, the Austrian artist, Hans Gerstmayr, the German artists, Hilde Goldschmidt, Peter Ackermann and Hanns Anker, the Israeli artists, Abel Pann, David Sharir, Mireille Kramer and Yigal Zemer, the Satirical artists, James Gillray, George Cruikshank, William Hogarth Thomas Rowlandson and many others.
He sought to eliminate the remnants of feudalism persisting in parts of France and, by compelling many members of the nobility to inhabit his lavish Palace of Versailles (formerly a hunting lodge belonging to Louis' father), succeeded in pacifying the aristocracy, many members of which had participated in the Fronde rebellion during Louis' minority.
By these means he became one of the most powerful French monarchs and consolidated a system of absolute monarchical rule in France that endured until the French Revolution.
The revocation effectively forced Huguenots to emigrate or convert in a wave of dragonnades, which managed to virtually destroy the French Protestant minority.
During Louis' reign, France was the leading European power, and it fought three major wars: the Franco-Dutch War, the War of the League of Augsburg, and the War of the Spanish Succession.
Potatoes grown in pots become almost a different vegetable.Lightering provided a service much in demand in the overcrowded river because of the need to transship goods from ships berthed there and to convey them to the riverside wharves, where the larger open water cargo ships were unable to dock due to their size and draft or, to more efficiently and effectively deal with the number of ships congregating in the river.This new venture was complementary to the existing business, utilising the barges already owned by the company, together with their knowledge of the river and its tides.Impelled "by a mix of commerce, revenge, and pique," Louis sensed that warfare was the ideal way to enhance his glory.Interserve traces its origins to 1884, when the London and Tilbury Lighterage Company Limited (LTLD) was formed to transfer goods by sailing barge to and from ships on the River Thames, London, England.These are only a few of the artists featured on this site We provide search links to different Categories ranging from old master engravings and original fine art to speciality collecting such as animals, botanicals, genre, maps, military art, posters and advertising, satirical art, sports, as well as many other areas of interest.