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 Anna Goeneutte Wearing a Beret (1889). Norbert Goeneutte (French, 1854-1894). Oil on canvas.
Anna Goenuette was the artist’s sister. She was 27 at the time of this portrait.
At eighteen entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the studio of Pils. Exhibited at the Salon from 1876. Interested in depicting the streets of Paris, the scenes one saw there, the types one met. Manet admired his work, and he was a friend of Renoir who depicted him in three of his major works, including “Le Moulin de la Galette.”