Thursday, February 2, 2012

Short Break

I wish - its cold here. I have some medical problems to sort out and need a hopefully short break. I can still be found on Facebook as I find that easier to use but will be away from here for a few weeks. Thanks for all your support. Back when I can.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

19th Century stage star Ellen Terry: in 1923 silent film and 1911 recording of "Quality Of Mercy"

Endymion on Latmos 1863

This wood-engraving illustrates the story of the mythological shepherd boy, Endymion. The illustration appeared in the periodical 'Once a Week' (3 January 1863, p. 42).

The Story of St George - the Return of the Princess

This work is part of a set of four drawings attributed to Rosa Corder after stained glass windows by Dante Gabriel Rossetti . The head of St George is said to have been modelled on Charles Augustus Howell (1840-90), a rather controversial associate of the Pre-Raphaelites. Corder was an associate and mistress of Howell from 1873, she is considered by many to have been a forger of Rossetti drawings.

Anna Blunden - Venice