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29 Artists From The 19th Century Who Were Total Knicker-Droppers

Feel free to fan yourself with your powdered wig.

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1. Pyotr Ilvich Tchaikovsky — Russian composer

OMG PYOTR. You're as sweet as a Sugar Plum Fairy and as scruffy as the Nutcracker prince. OH YEAH AND HE LOOKS LIKE EDWARD NORTON BUT WITH MAJOR PIANO SKILLZ. JACKPOT!!!!


15. Eugène Delacroix — French painter

EUjeans better be coming off right now! He looks like the kind of Frenchman that would sweep you off your feet before you could say "Honhon." And maybe he'd paint a portait of you half naked leading the French revolutionaries to victory.

16. Franz Liszt — Hungarian composer

Those wistful eyes staring into the beyond....Look how FREAKING DELICATE his hands look. Bet he's going to use those to write you a love letter full of sweet, sweet longing. Well, honey, you'll always be at the top of my Liszt.


18. Jane Austen — British novelist

I'm getting LOSTen those big blue eyes. Imagine her taking off her bonnet, silverly dark hair cascading down her shoulders...She has "epic love story" written all over her. Go figure.


22. Bram Stoker — Irish novelist

Okay, he may have mastered the Bon Iver-bearded , "i'd love to curl up in a cabin with you and pick lavender" look, but he wrote DRACULA. Bram is definitely a cuddly bear on the street, but A FREAK IN THE SHEETS.

23. Oscar Wilde — Irish writer/poet

So if we're being earnest here, I'm WILDE about you. LOOK at that interested stare, listening to all those witty things you have to say while he pushes back is wavy, chocolate locks. AND THAT VELVET SUIT. A gentleman AND a scholar. AND A SEXY BEAST!


26. John McCrae — Canadian poet

Anyone would be McCRAZY to pass this guy up. He's got the strongest chin ever and light eyes...And he's dressed like he's about to go on the battlefield and write a poem for you.** DROOL***!

29. William Wells Brown — American writer

Tears WELL in my eyes whenever I think of your hotness. Sure, he's got LUMINOUS EYES and some BODACIOUS EYEBROWS (eyebrows are SO in right now), but the real giveaway to his glory is his handwriting. YOU. ROCK. THAT. GRACEFUL. CURSIVE. WILL. ROCK IT.