Paul Gauguin Living in French Polynesia, being supported by the art dealer Ambroise Vollard, Gauguin got into legal trouble for taking the natives side against French colonialists. He was charged with libeling the governor, fined 500 francs and sentenced
Road in Tahiti, 1891 - Paul Gauguin. In Gauguin sailed to French Polynesia to escape European civilization and "everything that is artificial and conventional". His time away, particularly in Tahiti and Hiva Oa Island, was the subject of much interes
Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione – better known as La Castiglione, was an Italian aristocrat who achieved notoriety as a mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. She was also a significant figure in the early history of photography.
Death mask of Napoleon, taken on the Island of St Helena on 7 May two days after his death, cast in plaster and presented to the Rev Richard Boys, Senior Chaplain of St Helena, with an autograph note of authentication by him -- OPENPICS.