"Upon great pedestals founded in the deep waters stood two great kings of stone: still with blurred eyes and crannied brows they frowned upon the North. The left hand of each was raised palm outwards in gesture of warning; in each right hand there was an axe; upon each head there was a crumbling helm and crown. Great power and majesty they still wore, the silent wardens of a long-vanished kingdom […]. Even Boromir bowed his head as the boats whirled by, frail and fleeting as little leaves, under the enduring shadow of the sentinels of Númenor. So they passed into the dark chasm of the Gates.”
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Gabriel Cornelius von Max. Detail from Findelkind, 1880
" Is that your mother? Your mothers here?! "
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A young woman outside a church. Charles Louis Müller [also known as Müller de Paris] (French, 1815-1892). Oil on canvas.
Müller was the pupil of Léon Cogniet, Baron Gros and others in the École des Beaux-Arts. As a painter, he is more to be commended for clever drawing and composition than for his somewhat flat and mediocre coloring.