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 Miss F. Deforest (aka A Lady in Brown), 1898. William Merritt Chase (American, Impressionism, 1849-1916). Oil on canvas.
Although Chase was a successful Impressionist, he never abandoned references to tradition, especially in his portraits and still lifes. Portraits of fashionable women became his stock-in-trade and he commanded $2,000 for a full-length portrait during the 1890s.
Takovski ustanak, 1898 Paja Jovanović (1859-1957) Oil on canvas, 190 x 125 cm It represents the start of the Second Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in Takovo, 1815. The painting represents chieftainMiloš Obrenović, founder of the House of Obrenović, pledging an oath in front of the people and saying the legendary words: Here I am and here you are: War to the Turks!