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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

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    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

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    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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