The Wunderkammer of the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq., a Reactionary Tory Gentleman, who armed only with a Steampowered Babbage Engine and Pure Intentions, wanders the Time Streams and Aetheric Plane gathering an Eccentric Hodgepodge of Curiousities, Frivolities, Whimsicalities and Nonsense.
Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Portrait of Mrs. Sackett (1839). Samuel Lovett Waldo (American, 1783-1861). William Jewett (American, 1792-1874). Oil on wood panel. Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The imagery is that of an elegant interior somehow joined, through the flowers and landscape, with the natural realm, characterizing Mrs. Sackett in terms of the feminine ideal of the romantic period. The conspicuously free handling in the accessories blends imperceptibly with the firmer, but still softened likeness. It is the “speaking likeness” for which Waldo and Jewett, were known, the impression of an intelligent, friendly personality that looks directly at the viewer in a warm greeting.
Included in the exhibition, AUTORITRATTE, ”Artiste di capriccioso e destrissimo ingegno.” Galleria degli Uffizi. Sala delle Reali Poste. FIRENZE. 17 dicembre 2010 – 30 gennaio 2011.
Aimed to raise awareness of the women’s section of the rich collection of self-portraits preserved in the Uffizi. It is significant that, of the 1,700 works that make up this heritage, only 7% were made by women, and certainly not for a lack of style and skill.