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The library of Thorvald Boeck, 1902; he was a lawyer who had the largest private library in Norway, which has been preserved largely intact in Trondheim (about 30,000 volumes and 600 manuscripts):
http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorvald_Boeck
 
 
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01 September 2014 @ 04:03 am
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Ida Aalberg, 1893
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29 August 2014 @ 04:00 am
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Marie Heineken lived in Amsterdam and was a niece of the famous brewer Gerard Heineken; she seems to have painted almost nothing apart from flowers. This watercolour of orchids is very attractive.

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27 August 2014 @ 09:33 am
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This Polish-Armenian artist seems to have specialized in pretty pastel portraits, this is a very pretty one of one of his daughters. An admirer has collected together a good selection of his work here:

http://www.pinterest.com/hortensiasg/teodor-axentowicz/