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    24 Art History Hotties That Will Make You Wish You Were Born Centuries Ago

    Who needs advanced medicine when these babes are about?

    1. Vsevolod Mikhailovich Garshin by Ilya Repin, 1884

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    Look at those big, brown, pre-revolutionary eyes.

    2. Orphan Girl in Cemetery by Eugene Delacroix

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    Some nice off-shoulder top action going on there.

    3. Portrait de Paul Victor Grandhomme by Raphaël Collin, 1800s

    He may just be lead on paper to you, but you are everything to him.

    4. Young Man In Reverie by John Singer Sargent, 1878

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    Just a subtle nip slip. Very nice.

    5. In a courtyard Tunis by Ferdinand Max Bredt, 1921 (detail)

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    She's thinking about how wonderful you are.

    6. I lock my door upon myself by Fernand Khnopff, 1891

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    When she locks that door, wouldn't you want to be on the same side of it as her?

    7. Maharaja Duleep Singh by D.J. Pound, 1860s

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    The last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, but forever the Maharaja of your heart.

    8. Reverie by John William Godward, 1902

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    Definitely worth inventing a time machine for.

    9. Portrait of the Artist by Alexey Tyranov, c. 1830s

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    Tyranov? More like a tyrant of love.

    10. Emile Friant, Self-portrait, 1878

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    Perfect eyebrows and an intense stare, all you could ever want in a one-and-a-half-century-old painting of a dreamboat.

    11. Self Portrait by Zinaida Serebriakova, 1909

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    She can paint herself and brush her hair simultaneously! Telekinesis is definitely a top quality in a potential partner.

    12. Henry Peters Gray by Henry Colton Shumway, 1842

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    Look at that alabaster skin and those big eyes. Truly a timeless beauty.

    13. Lady Agnew of Lochnaw by John Singer Sargent, 1892

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    A lady of leisure is a lady of pleasure.

    14. Nino by Paul Hoecker, 1904

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    Excellent posture, plus cheeky pube exposure. Why not.

    15. Regina Cordium by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1860

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    That flower. That flower is for you.

    16. Self portrait by Stanislaw Wyspianski, 1902

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    Orange and blue are complementary colours, and those blue eyes and ginger beard will certainly compliment you.

    17. Judith I by Gustav Klimt, 1901

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    It may be a well-known painting, but wouldn't you want to know her even better?

    18. Young Roman water carrier by Diogène Maillart, 1900s

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    She may be a water carrier, but wouldn't you want to carry her over the threshold?

    19. Portrait of a Black Man, Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault, 1823-1824

    Look at that gentle face. Look at that face and try not to love it. You can't.

    20. L’homme endormi by Carolus Duran, 1861

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    Look at that nook. That nook is open and waiting for you.

    21. Self Portrait by Isaac Levitan, 1880

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    He may have only painted scenery, but you could be part of his scenery.

    22. Hubert Vos by Iokepa, Hawaiian Fisher Boy, 1898

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    Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, who knows what he'll do?

    23. An unknown young man, Allan Ramsay, date unknown

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    He's waiting patiently for you.

    24. Self Portrait by Léon Bonnat 1855

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    I see a pinky ring on that finger, but no wedding ring, ladies!

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