c. 1902


Madsen light machine gun

Designed c.1896 by Julius A. Rasmussen and Theodor Schouboe, adopted for Danish military service c.1902 by Colonel Madsen, manufactured c.1902~1945 by Dansk Rekyl Riffel Syndikat A/S.
8x58mmR Krag 40-round removable box magazine, long recoil automatic, air cooled.

The first light machine gun to see mass production,

Designer:Jacques Doucet. c.1898–1902
Medium:silk, metal, linen.

Jacques Doucet was first, and foremost, a connoisseur of art. Additionally, his passion for the refined and exquisite overflowed into his dealings with fashion, making him one of the finest French couturiers during the Belle Époque.

This piece is an exquisite example of a lavish ball gown made by one of the grandest French couture houses of the period. The material used is of the finest quality, extremely delicate and dramatically embroidered. The cut of the bodice is quite seductive, enhancing the silhouette.

PRINTED SATIN TRAINED HIGH NECK AFTERNOON GOWN, c. 1902. 2-piece black dotted sapphire blue silk with white paisleys of varying sizes having black and blue dots, boned bodice trimmed in black embroidered net with sequins and bowknot appliques on sleeve, skirt having appliques, ruffled hem with non-conforming lace over ruffle, cotton lining


Vincent Van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

The Potato Eaters, 1885)/ Still life with Basket of Potatoes, Surrounded by Autumn Leaves and Vegetables, 1885 / Peasant Woman by the Fireplace

Jozef Isräels (1824-1911)

The potato eaters, c.1902 / Peasant family at the table, 1882 /  The frugal meal, c.1876

Standing Female Nude with Painter in Background (c.1902-1904). Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967). Oil on canvas. Whitney Museum of American Art.

An early work by Hopper who enrolled in classes at the New York School of Art from 1900 to 1906. In his shift from illustration to the fine arts, he studied with William Merritt Chase and with Robert Henri, who exhorted his students to paint the everyday conditions of their own world in a realistic manner.