The Sisters, an oil painting on canvas completed by Rembrandt Peale (1778–1860) in 1826. It depicts the artist's daughters, Eleanor and Rosalba, seated side-by-side, and emphasizes each daughter's creative talents. Eleanor sits before a tapestry-covered table, where a palette and volume of music are visible. Rosalba, meanwhile, holds a drawing tool. The painting is held by the Brooklyn Museum in New York City.Painting: Rembrandt Peale
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the "saffron crocus". The vivid crimson stigmas and styles, called threads, are collected and dried to be used mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. Saffron, long among the world's most costly spices by weight, was probably first cultivated in or near Greece. Today Iran accounts for approximately 90% of global production.Photograph: Hubertl
Curug Cipendok is a waterfall located near Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia. Measuring 92 m (302 ft) in height, it is one of the area's highest waterfalls. The site, which hosts a campsite and lake, is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the Banyumas area.Photograph: Chris Woodrich
A design by Chief Engraver of the United States MintFrank Gasparro for the Susan B. Anthony dollar, a dollar coin minted from 1979 to 1981 and again in 1999. Proposed as a smaller replacement for the cumbersome Eisenhower dollar, the coin was initially intended to depict an allegorical representation of Liberty. However, legislative and popular demand led to the likeness of social reformer and women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony being used instead. In 1978, Gasparro began preparing a design, going through multiple versions depicting Anthony at various stages of her life before settling on an approximation of her at age 50. After the final design was approved, the dollar was first struck in 1978.Illustration: Frank Gasparro
Doleschallia bisaltide, also known as the leaf wing, is a species of butterfly found in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australasia. The butterfly mimics the shape and colour of an autumnal leaf, giving it its common name "autumn leaf". This specimen was photographed in Bali, Indonesia.Photograph: Charles J. Sharp
An illustration by Gustave Doré for Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem "The Raven", accompanying the poem's final lines "And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor/Shall be lifted—nevermore!"
First published in January 1845, "The Raven" tells of a man who, pining for his lost love Lenore, falls into madness as he is barraged by a talkingraven's repeated calls of "Nevermore!". This poem, which has often been noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere, makes numerous references to folklore, mythology, religion, and classical antiquity. It has been widely reprinted, parodied, and illustrated.Engraving: Gustave Doré; Restoration: Lise Broer