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Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641). James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox, ca. 1634–35. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889 (89.15.16) #dogs
Bian Lu (Chinese, died 1356). Peacock and Hollyhocks. Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), mid-14th century. China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Dillon Fund and The B. Y. Lam Foundation Gifts, 1995 (1995.186) #peacock
Scheherazade from A Thousand and One Nights. She enchanted a demented Shah from murdering countless women by reading stories to him for a thousand one nights. Each story had a moral to it so at the end of a thousand and one nights, the shah regains his sanity. A true heroine!!