Ben Cooper Halloween costumes, 1980
enchantedengland: This is Fleet Street in London; and you cannot miss Fleet Street, should you be fortunate enough to find yourself frolicking and capering about London.
Ye Olde Cock Tavern was originally built before the 17th century and frequented by Alfred Tennyson, Charles Dickens, and Samuel Pepys, among other worthies. It is open for business and is a nice little pub.
Art-Students and Copyist in the Louvre Gallery, Paris
Winslow Homer, 1868
Allen Memorial Art Museum
Hans Thoma, Calm Before the Storm (1906)
SUN QUADRANT — A glorious device belonging to Frederick III (1415-1493). From the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: “The sun quadrant is a greatly simplified version of an astrolabe. Of the original full circle only a quarter circle remains. Apart from determining the height of the sun and of buildings, the sun quadrant after its further development by Johann of Gmunden (before 1385-1442) could then also be used to tell the time. A copy of his design of 1434 proves that Johann of Gmunden developed the sun quadrant. He was one of the leading members of the Vienna School of mathematics and astronomy and had personal connections with the Emperor’s court. Frederick III was fascinated by astronomy and carried out astronomical observations from a tower in the Hofburg in Vienna. The Quadrant, dated 1438 and marked with the Emperors personal motto AEIOU, must have been useful to him.”
Harney Desert Landscape, Childe Hassam