Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"She Turned Me into a Newt"



The Penance of Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, 1900 by Edwin Austin Abbey, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

Abbey was strongly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and went over to England to study. He was employed by Harper's magazine much of his career for whom he did illustrations. While in England he struck up a friendship with Whistler. This painting is an illustration of a scene from Shakespeare's Henry VI.

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Bill Hooker said...

"I got better..."

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