Your piece is from a creator by the name Gilles or Guy Vidal.
You can find several pieces for sale around the web, with one, Poppy' Vintage Clothing selling an item labelled as
GILLES GUY VIDAL BRUTALIST SUN PENDANT NECKLACE MODERNIST ABSTRACT
This page shows a good picture of the backside with the makers mark, a gv:
Another site, a ...
Within the frame given, without a Polish state in existence, there are basically two main possibilities for the army the individual would have served in: Russian Imperial Army, or Prussian army. The individual pictures might be just a visiting friend or family member… Also take note that there seems to be no place called "Soboleik", but three places called ...
I vote for Cecil Rhodes.
First, the author, William Bolitho Ryall was a South African, as was Rhodes.
Second, Rhodes was mightier than most of the others, insofar as he had a (former) country, "Rhodesia" named after him. (Alexander the Great "only" had cities like Alexandria named after him; Napoleon, "nothing".) Although technically just a wealthy private ...
There is a more subtle tragedy that waits for adventurers than ruin,
penurious old age, rags, contempt. It is that he is doomed
to cease to be an adventurer. The law of his morphology is
that, setting out a butterfly, he is condemned when his
development is ripe to become a caterpillar. The vocation of adventure is as
tragic as that of Youth ; its ...
Here is a virtual tour of a temporary exhibit Magritte La Ligne de vie that was held at MASI Lugano in Switzerland in late 2018 to early 2019. (I found this by way of an Italian language blog post which does not seem to include any details about the painting itself, except for an image.) If you navigate toward the back of the gallery in this virtual your, ...
I think you're referring to a study done for his 1964 painting, 'Le Météore (Étude)' ('The Meteor'). Here's the study. Note that it shows the "lady" facing left rather than right (perhaps the image you remember was shown reversed?). Farther down that page is the final painting, where the sill has been removed and the background changed to a forest.
The uniform here is a musicians uniform, civil war era.
A picture at the Library of Congress shows an individual wearing a similar uniform.
The image has the label (emphasis mine)
[Private George V. Capron, bugler, of Co. G, 2nd Connecticut Heavy
Artillery Regiment in uniform]
Another LOC image shows another musician, this one with sword.
IMHO, that it is an imitation of the cavalry uniform. Reasons:
The light stripes on the breast are drawn, not made of the lacing, as it was normal even for privates for all 19-20 cent.
Such stripes were used in cavalry only. The sabre, even the straight one, also points to the cavalry. So poor uniform could belong only to a private. But they could not adorn ...
In the US Civil war there was 4th Ohio Volunteers, a 3 month regiment raised in 1861, and another 4th Ohio Volunteers, a 3 year regiment that served in 1861-65.
There was another 4th Ohio volunteers, also known as the 14 Ohio National Guard, During the Spanish-American War in 1898.
Thus you photo should ...
Question: Is this Civil War era uniform?
No that particular sack coat, I do not believe is a civil war era coat. Probable the Spanish American War. "K 4th o v" refers to killed, and 4th Ohio Infantry(volunteers) who saw action in both the civil war and spanish American war. To me the buttons appear to be wrong for this to be a ...