The tragic love story of Tristan and Isolde has been told and retold through various stories and manuscripts. It takes place during medieval times during the reign of King Arthur.
Isolde of Ireland, also known as Isolt, Isold, Iseult, or Ysolde, was the daughter of Angwish, King of Ireland. She was betrothed to King Mark of Cornwall. King Mark sent his nephew, Tristan, to Ireland to escort Isolde back to Cornwall.
Tristan (Tristram) whose name means "sorrow", given to him because of the loss of his mother at his birth, was a noble knight.
Before leaving Ireland, Isolde's mother gave a love potion to Isolde's handmaiden, Brangraine, with strict instructions to keep it safe until they reached Cornwall. It was then to be given to Isolde on her wedding night. Sometime during the voyage, Isolde and Tristan drank the potion by accident and fell forever in love.
Isolde did marry Mark of Cornwall, but could not help but love Tristan. The love affair continued after the marriage. When King Mark finally learned of the affair, he forgave Isolde, but Tristan was banned from Cornwall. Tristan moved to King Arthur's court and later went to Brittany. There he met Iseult of Brittany (also known as Iseult of White Hands). He was attracted to her because of the similarity of her name to his true love. He married her, but did not consummate the marriage because of his love for the "true" Isolde. After falling ill, he sent for Isolde in hopes that she would be able to cure him. If she agreed to come, the returning ship's sails would be white, or the sails would be black if she did not agree. Iseult, seeing the white sails, lied to Tristan and told him that the sails were black. He died of grief before Isolde could reach him. Isolde died soon after of a broken heart. Iseult regretted her actions after she saw the love that the two had for each other. -
Painting of Tristan and Isolde by JW Wagerhouse 1915.
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This gorgeous couple is a wonderful example of woodblock illustrations from the mid 1800's. The depth that was achieved in this drawing by lines alone is eloquent. Look how soft and delicate her features. Beautiful!
This would be perfect for not only valentine images but also for wedding projects too. Planning on a Vintage wedding for February 14th? This would be marvelous on your invites. Enjoy!
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Miniature plate image of couple and a cupid looking on. This would be great for 1 or 2 inch necklace projects. Make a necklace for someone you love. Or wonderful for wedding invitations or perhaps Valentines day.
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Flying Dutchman engine gang plows : a complete line adapted to any soil and condition of tractor plowing : made by Moline Plow Company, Moline Illinois, sold by International Harvester Co. of America, Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A (between 1900 and 1915)
This trade cards infers that Adam & Eve would have been elated to the end of their drudgery filled days with the invention of the plow.
Interesting in that this trade card would have been circa 1900 and it would have been considered sacrilegious at the time to have used Adam & Eve's images thusly. I wonder at the possible stir this would have caused in the community of purists.
I have never seen apple bobbing quite like this. I wonder how you kept from getting burned...Looks like fun and probably hard to do but I am guessing that the couple had to try and pin the apple between them and both take a bite? Regardless, what a fun and unusual Halloween card just in time for your projects! To Download small image Right Click actual image and View Image. Again right click and save image as. To download full size click on download file, click to enlarge and right click to save image as.