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Very Picturesque Melancholy - Prague, Jakub Schikaneder and his Nocturnes

"Viene, viene la Befana" - On Befana, Italy's Christmas Witch

"On the field of Lützen on the same day / Gustavus Adolphus lay in his blood.” - The Death of the Leu von Mitternacht

"The Arabian Nights Man" - Golden Age Illustrator Edmund Dulac

The painter of English Enlightenment and Industrialisation - Joseph Wright of Derby