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Mossi - Concerto for 4 Violins, Cello, Strings and Continuo in g-minor, Op. 4 No. 12

Giovanni Mossi (born c. 1680? in Rome?; died 1742 in Rome) was an Italian baroque composer. Many of the details of his life appear to be lost. Mossi was active in Rome around 1700 and is grouped stylistically with the ‘Roman school’ of the period, along with others such as Giuseppe Valentini. From what can be observed in his extant works, he appears to have been a skilled and innovative composer. (Wikipedia)

Who Wore it Best?!!?!?

Way to show up to two different naked baby parties looking the EXACT same!!!

JK!!

These paintings are depictions of the Immaculate Conception by TWO different artists this year. Diego Díez Ferreras’s painting (left) and Francisco de Solís's painting (right).

We find it HIGHlarious that they both depicted her in the same outfit and hairdo. We know our gurl Mary would be MORTIFIED to see herself in different paintings wearing the same thing. She’s a fashionista to the core and wouldn’t be caught DEAD wearing the same outfit twice!!

What do U think? Which version of Mary do U like best??? 

1686: King James II armour

The armour is known from the record of its price, £100, to have been made by Richard Holden and delivered on 14 December 1686. It is the only finely decorated royal armour ever known to have been made by a member of the London Armourers Company, and the last. It is an harquebusier’s armour comprising a pot, breastplate, backplate and long elbow gauntlet, essentially the same as the ordinary munition armours made for the contemporary cavalry, but of rather finer quality. Like the ordinary munition armours the cuirass bears the proof marks that attest that it is bullet proof. The whole armour is decorated with punched, engraved and originally gilt bands of trophies. The faceguard is fretted and decorated with the initials IR for Iacobus Rex and with the Royal Arms and their supporters, the lion and the unicorn. The central band on the breastplate has at the top IR separated by a crown and surmounted by a figure 2, with crossed sceptres below.

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