Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Quarto

Recent antique book acquisition.  
The Quarto: A Volume Artistic Literary & Musical, published by JS Virtue & Co., London, 1897.

The Parable of the Boiling Pot, Sir Edward Burne-Jones
The Salutation of Beatrice, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
An Allegory, A. Briscoe

Book Intro
Outside cover

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dresses & Tresses: Evelyn Paul illustrated

This reminds me of the scene in Elizabeth when the Count of Anjou is courting her.
Added another beautiful book to my collection, The Cloister and the Hearth (Dodd, Mead and Company 1931), illustrated by Evelyn Paul. Her work has such a Rossetti quality, perhaps her love of red hair.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

One Fine Knight

I seem to be on a “Purejoy” kick having watched James Purefoy in quite a few movies lately from over-the-top violent to light-hearted and charming. In all cases, this man does wonderful things for a Templar’s tunic and chainmail. Behold!

As Marshal, brooding  in Ironclad 
As King Lot in Camelot.

My favorite - Colville in A Knight's Tale.

As George in George and the Dragon

One of my favorite dress/cloak combs in my movie-viewing history!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Heart-shaped wood

And so another month unfolds, this year speeding by. To celebrate Lughnasadh, I walked, camera in hand, to uncover a heart-shaped wood. 

One of my favorite songs and bands: