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Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923)
“Seville, the Dance” (1915)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Hispanic Society of America, New York City, New York, United States

This painting is part of Sorolla’s “The Vision of Spain” series. Sorolla was commissioned to create a series of oil paintings on life in Spain. He would go on to make a total of 14 magnificent murals, installed to this day in the Hispanic Society of America building in Manhattan. They range from 3.5 to 4 meters (12-14’) in height, and total over 69 meters (227’) in length.

When/where was VFD created?

Featured above:  Thomas Cole. The Course of Empire: Destruction. 1836. Oil on canvas. 99.5 x 161.2 cm. New York Historical Society, New York, NY, USA

The secret organization’s origins are left to interpretation, but we understand it has been around for quite some time. For how long has it subsisted, exactly? Some clues in the text may lead us to a suprising, outlandish, but nevertheless fitting theory…

VFD originated in Ancient Rome. Stay with us after the cut to learn why.

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Watched “Unleashing Mr. Darcy” and loved it!!! :D As a newer fan of Teri Wilson’s books I’ve been catching up with her novels and the movie versions of it. This one was a modern day version of “Pride & Prejudice” where Elizabeth was a teacher who ends up going to New York with a family friend to place her dog in a dog show and ends up meeting Mr. Darcy who is not only a judge but part of the NY high society and her friend’s neighbor. Weird thing was Elizabeth’s dog Bliss is a Caviler King Charles Spaniel and the movie opened with her teaching her high school students about Queen Victoria and Dash, and her journals, and having them write a journal entry about what they would think if they became a king or queen at 18. Then later when she finds out Darcy breeds the same dogs he asks her if she knew about Queen Victoria and Dash, and he shows her the painting of them which he keeps in his study and they’re having tea. LOL :D As a Vicbourne shipper I loved this as when I started watching the show I noticed some similarities between Mr. Darcy and Lord M, as well as Elizabeth and Victoria, and watching this movie I noticed even more. Just funny as this book predates Vicbourne by 4 years and the TV movie version aired in Jan of 2016.