Captain Flora Sandes the only British woman to serve as a front-line soldier in WW1
"Stay where you are. Stay exactly as you are, forever."
- Summer in February 2013
"Thought I’d get an extra ten minutes in before the gong goes."
Mary: How were the cottages?
Matthew: They’re coming on wonderfully. I’d love to show you.
Matthew: Quite a few of the cottages have been renovated.
Mary: Thanks to you.
Matthew: Maybe a little thanks to me.
Konstantin Egorovich Makovsky (1839-1915) is a Russian artist. Many of his historical paintings show an idealized view of life in Russia in the past centuries.
The portrait genre took special place in the artist’s works. Largely thanks to it he achieved success by becoming a fashionable artist of his time.
His paintings are known for beautifully painted furnishings, clothes, expensive fabrics and furs. The artist tried to show portrayed in the most favorable light, while adhering to the exact similarity.