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!!!!

10. Mark Twain — American author


It's ALL ABOUT THE MUSTACHE. Bet that would tickle. And his cutely disheveled bow tie. I'd love get stranded on a raft with him in the Mississippi.

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.

20. Elizabeth Gaskell — British novelist


I'd love to check out her North and South. Lizzy has GOT IT GOING ON. Bodacious bod, fancy top knot, coy smile...She's got the hot betch look down PAT.

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***!

28. Arthur Rimbaud — French poet


UHH...I'm getting a RIMBONER just looking at you. Such a freaking SPRITELY FACE and that tie? SOOO fashion forward. AND he'll whisper sweet French nothings in your ear.

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.