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.
October (1877). James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902). Oil on canvas. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal.
October, a monumental painting, depicts Tissot’s mistress and muse, Kathleen Newton, at age 23. Carrying her well-read book, she is glowing amid the fall foliage. One can almost hear Newton’s petticoats rustling over her kitten heels. Tissot added life and depth to the space by painting a few deer behind her, to the left.