Belgian

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D'argo by Erin Slee

Claude Monet, Impression, soleil levant, 1872
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René Magritte, Le banquet, 1958
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Claude Monet, Étretat, soleil couchant, 1883
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René Magritte, Le soir qui tombe, 1964
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Claude Monet, Soleil d'hiver à Lavacourt, 1879-1880
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René Magritte, Le Monde des Images, 1961
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Claude Monet, Soleil couchant sur la Seine à Lavacourt, effet d’hiver, 1880
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René Magritte, Le banquet, 1957

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Warnant prize revolver

Manufactured by J. Warnant in Liege, Belgium for a shooting contest in Saumur, France c.1877 - serial number 5109.
11mm73 six-round cylinder, top break double action, star ejector.
This revolver was won by Marie Joseph Chatelain, a future WW1 French general. Marksmanship contests were very common during the Belle Epoque, and gave rise to a number of fancy small arms being made in standard issue calibers - like the revolver 11mm73 round for the MAS Mle1873 revolver - to be won in them.

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Russian Galand M1870 boarding revolver

Designed by Charles François Galand c.1868 in Paris, adopted by the Russian Navy c.1870 and manufactured by the Nagant brothers in Liege, Belgium thereafter - ship rack number 727.
11mm Perrin six-round cylinder, double action, break action with automatic disc ejector, saw handle grip and reins trigger guard.

I love the era in which you had “boarding revolvers”.

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Browning High-Power pistols

Manufactured by Fabrique Nationale Herstal in Belgium c.1950′s - serial number of the bottom one 72C50445.
9mm Parabellum 13-round removable box magazine, short recoil semi-automatic, Renaissance grade factory engravings, fakeass pearl grips.

Fun fact, the FN Browning Hi-Power was originally designed to answer the French military trials of the 1920-30′s, but lost to the indigenous Mle1935 pistols.

Woman at the Piano with Cockatoo (c.1870). Gustave Léonard de Jonghe (Belgian, 1829-1893). Oil on panel.

“M. de Jonghe possesses a valuable quality, one which the schools of Antwerp and Brussels have sometimes too much sacrificed to the seductions of effect; we mean the quality of sentiment, without which Art is nothing more than a carcass grandly adorned.” – The Art Journal of London, 1866

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D'argo by Songdog Studios

This is my boyo D’Argo. He’s named after the character in Farscape.