Monday, June 30, 2008
Here lies the Body of JOHN EVELYN Esq of this place, second son of RICHARD EVELYN Esq who having served the Publick in several employments of which that Commissioner of the Privy Seal in the reign of King James the 2nd was most Honourable: and perpetuated his fame by far more lasting Monuments than those of Stone, or Brass: his Learned and useful works, fell asleep the 27th day of February 1705/6 being the 86th Year of his age in full hope of a glorious resurrection thro faith in Jesus Christ. Living in an age of extraordinary events, and revolutions he learnt (as himself asserted) this truth which pursuant to his intention is here declared.
That all is vanity which is not honest and that there's no solid Wisdom but in real piety.
Of five Sons and three Daughters borne to him from his most vertuous and excellent Wife MARY sole daughter, and heiress of Sir RICHARD BROWNE of Sayes Court near Deptford in Kent onely one Daughter SUSANNA married to WILLIAM DRAPER Esq of Adscomb in this County survived him the two others dying in the flower of their age, and all the sons very young except one nam'd John who deceased 24 March 1698/9 in the 45th year of his age, leaving one son JOHN and one daughter ELIZABETH.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
you look dapper from your napper to your feet ... to the national art library in the V&A to find out more about maurice lambert; he's wearing gloves
i'll go back next week to check some details before i give you the results of my short search ...
... and many thanks to everyone at the library for their courtesy and patience
one of the questions that i'll be "sniffing around" in search of an answer for is ...
was there such a thing as "cold war art" & was maurice's work for Associated Electrical Industries a prime example ?
curiously enough, fantastically curiously, quite creepily serendipitously ... having just formulated that question and typed the three words into google, i've found this link to a forthcoming exhibition on the V&A's very own website !
maybe the question needs reformulating ... was there such a thing as "corporate cold war art" ?
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
whatever the grown ups living in london might be thinking about the attitude of the youth towards the possession of weapons, nothing stands between the cinema industry and the fetishization of arms
Sunday, June 22, 2008
i was horrified when i saw the dog and the serpent drinking the blood and even more startled when i noticed the scorpion grabbing the bull's testicles ... an explanation of sorts is available via this link to wikipedia