Tuesday, 30 April 2013


Joseph Conrad, 1904
Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in the English language.
Photo: George Charles Beresford
(National Portrait Gallery, London)

Monday, 29 April 2013


"Revista de Revistas" April 17, 1932
Cover Art: Ernesto "El Chango" García Cabral

Sunday, 28 April 2013


Operating 1936 - 1939
Poster Art: Peter Smith Templeton
(Boston Public Library)

Saturday, 27 April 2013


Self-Portrait, Santa Monica ca.1955
Photo: Paul Outerbridge
An American photographer prominent for his early use
and experimentation in colour photography.

Friday, 26 April 2013

van Dyck

Portrait of Cornelis van der Geest
by Anthony van Dyck Ca.1620
Oil on oak

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Frog Hollow

Frog Hollow, corner of Gloucester and Essex St
The Rocks, Sydney Australia 1901
(Powerhouse Museum Sydney)

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Moulin Rouge

P. Nory, Moulin Rouge Dancer
Paris France Ca.1900
Photo: Walery

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Blues Man

John Lee Hooker 1990
American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist
Photo: Mark Seliger

Monday, 22 April 2013


Mudmen of the Asaro River area
Papua New Guinea
Postmark 1977

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Tea at the Lido

Tea at the Lido
1920s or early 1930s
From the 'Amersham and Kent House, SE London Series'

Saturday, 20 April 2013


August Strindberg 1881
Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter
(1849 – 1912)
Photo: Robert Roesler, Stockholm

Friday, 19 April 2013


Lisa Lyon 1982
A female bodybuilder from the United States
Photo: Robert Mapplethorpe

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Queen's Champion

Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley, 1568
Queen's Champion and Master of the Armoury
under Queen Elizabeth I of England - by Anthonis Mor, oil on panel
(National Portrait Gallery, London)

Monday, 15 April 2013

Lewis Carroll

The Rev. Thomas Childe Barker and his daughter - 1864
Photo: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
(Lewis Carroll)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

The Artist's Mother

Portrait of the artist's mother at the age of 63
Albrecht Dürer 1514

Saturday, 13 April 2013


Swiss 'Carte postale' with Basel-Bern post marks
Helvetia is the national female personification of Switzerland
Dated 27 May 1924

Friday, 12 April 2013


Truman Capote 1974
American author 1924 – 1984
Photo: Richard Avedon

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Great Book - Great Film

Book cover
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Published 1958

Albert Finney & Shirley Anne Field
Photo still from Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Director Karel Reisz, 1960

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Café Bauer

Café Bauer, Unter den Linden, Berlin ca.1895
Photochrom Print
(Library of Congress)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


Portrait of a young Japanese woman wiping her face - 1798
by Utamaro
Woodcut, printed ca.1920

Monday, 8 April 2013

São Paulo

Slaves with lady sitting in a litter
Province of São Paulo, Brazil ca.1860

Saturday, 6 April 2013


Foyles Bookshop
Charing Cross Road, London 1936
Photo: Wolf Suschitzky

Friday, 5 April 2013

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Mann & Auden

Erika Mann & W.H. Auden 1935
Photo: Alec Bangham
(National Portrait Gallery, London)

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Bacon by Newman

Francis Bacon 1975
Anglo-Irish figurative painter (1909 – 1992)
Photo: Arnold Newman

Francis Bacon's 'Figure with Meat' 1954
Oil on canvas

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Monday, 1 April 2013

Barney Ross

American boxer Barney Ross ca.1934 (for Esquire)
World Light Welterweight Champion 1933 – 1935
Photo: Gilbert B. Seehausen