Richard I Leaving England for the Crusades, 1189
By Glyn Warren Philpot
Oil on canvas, 1925 - 1927
Hypnotic Seance by Richard Bergh, 1887
The Anatomical Theatre, Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala Sweden
For pesquetet by request who wanted medieval animals, especially if not quite realistic. (Sorry not perfectly in focus).
This is post medieval, somewhere around 1500-1515, but I present you some lions.
Sancti Bonave[n]ture, doctoris seraphici Breviloquiu[m] theologie quo omnis laus. magistro Iohanne Gerson teste: longe inferior est. [Paris] Iehan Petit, ca 1515. See it in the catalog.
My favourite part of museums… #MuseumOfLondon #London #History #Skulls
Over Christmas (bit late, I know) I visited Druid’s Temple. Situated in North Yorkshire within the Swinton Estate there is some debate over the date of the structure. It has been suggested that the folly dates from 1820, but records suggest an earlier build dating between 1750 and 1803.
“[U]nder the Revolution and the Empire, the old houses of internment were gradually used for the confinement of the mad, but this time for the mad alone. Those whom the philanthropy of the period had freed were therefore all the others except the mad; the mad came to be the natural inheritors of internment, the privileged titulars of the old measures of exclusion.”Source: Michel Foucault, Madness: The Invention of an Idea (via irwonder)
Writing a personal statement is hard!