John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) - Margaretta Drexel, Countess of Winchilsea and Nottingham
This started as a blog intended for other piano teachers. Then expanded to include just as many…
Robert Cornelius, the original daguerreotype boyfriend.
1839 self-portrait of Robert Cornelius, one of the first photographs of a human to be produced.
Girault’s design for the cast iron door of the Petit Palais, Paris.
Joseph Simpson: Design for a bookplate, c. 1879-1900 (via: Forbes.com)
A special sequence to celebrate the birthday of Vladimir Nabokov (April 22, 1899 - 1977), the great Russian-American novelist and butterfly collector…
“I confess I do not believe in time. I like to fold my magic carpet, after use, in such a way as to superimpose one part of the pattern upon another. Let visitors trip. And the highest enjoyment of timelessness-in a landscape selected at random-is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. A sense of oneness with sun and stone. A thrill of gratitude to whom it may concern-to the contrapuntal genius of human fate or to tender ghosts humoring a lucky mortal.” ― Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory
Ervin Marton Paris 1961