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.
A Schoolgirl (1887). Sir Luke Fildes, R.A. (English, 1843-1927). Oil on canvas. Royal Academy of Arts.
Fildes had in 1879 been elected A.R.A. and in 1887 R.A., his diploma work being A Schoolgirl, exhibited in 1888. He soon became an influential member of the Academy council; and he was also for many years chairman of the Arts Club.