The Physiognomy of Trade

de l'Armessin – Miller de l'Armessin – Fireworks Tradesman de l'Armessin – Labourer Engelbrecht – Hattier Madeley – Musician Madeley – Entomologist (all background artifact removed) My understanding is that Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo created a genre by representing the human form with inanimate objects in the 16th century – some of which included tradesmen. …

Salzburg Colony in Georgia

The supreme commander of the Yuchi Indian nation,whose name is Kipahalgwa The ships London Merchant and the Simonds passing the Isle of Wight as the Salzburgers sail to Georgia in the fall of 1735 (sic) In 1731 the Protestant community of Salzburg was expelled by the Catholic heirarchy which came to the attention of the …

De Warachtige Fabulen der Dieren

{click on the images for larger versions} “Emblems were a genre that deployed word and image for rhetorical, ethical and/or educational purpose. They exhibited an economy of expression, typically in the three-part form of motto, allegorical image and explication, that served to contain their baroque piling-on of detail in a tight, formalist forcefield.” These wonderful …

The Matador Manual

Tauromaquia o arte de torear á caballo y á pie by José Delgado y Gálvez is online at the University of Mannheim Mateo website. (something like: 'Bullfighting using a horse and one's feet') It was originally published at the end of the 18th century and after Professor Gálvez's death a new edition was released in …