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Clauss Chess: toymaker

I still don’t entirely understand the history and origin of this image being as my German is non-existent and Google translator is only so good. Do love the perspective of the room though it’s a pity that Clauss doesn’t appear to have room to stand up without hitting his head on those beautifully rendered ceiling beams.

Clauss Chess, toymaker. 1558.

Eric Gill (again)

Another Eric Gill from The King James Bible: Its History and Influence. How could I not love this?

HRC King James Bible exhibit: Eirc Gill

I’ve been to the Harry Ransom Center’s exhibition, The King James Bible: Its History and Influence half a dozen times already but I keep going back. Sadly, it closes at the end of the month.

John 1:1-5 from The Four Gospels, designed by The Golden Cockerel Press with engravings by Eric Gill, 1931.

Initial proof by Eric Gill from John 8:6-7, “But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

Beware the hare

It looks medieval, but I can find no additional information on this odd image reblogged from The Scent of Night.

Two hares assaulting and flaying a man.

Now what?

After the Noah plaque of the Verdun altar.

After the Noah plaque, Verdun altar, Klosterneuburg, Austria, 1181.

New Gottland of Adobe

Just part of my extensive brush collection.

I am not a very good illustrator. I’m untrained and I don’t practice as often as I should. However, I am pretty good at building stuff. Big stuff and little stuff. Materials and their manipulation are my second language. And building stuff requires tools — lots of them. Continue reading