Thursday

The sea...


Pelican Rookery, California Coast near Montereywatercolor
over graphite on cream Zanders laid paper by Gustave Bauman
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Sea urchin ornaments by Ashley Harwood
Ashley Harwood's website
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Porcelain sea urchin tealight holders



Urchin bowl with 3 shells



The sounds of the sea


William Robert Symonds:
'The Sounds of the Sea', 1893
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Richard Vernon Goetz (1915-1991):
'Still Life with Conch Shell', ca. 1959
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Japanese conchs...


19th century elephant ivory netsuke
Benkei Blowing a Conch Horn by Anonymous

Benkei is considered to be one of the great warriors
of Japan and is known to have been the sidekick of the
greatest warrior, Yoshitsune. In this design there is the
form of a large conch shell horn which is blown to signal
the beginning of a charge on the battle field

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'Benkei Blowing a Conch Shell', ca. 1842-43
by Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861)
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detail:



Netsuke by Gyokusho, ca. 1900s
Three Samurai mythical attendants to the patron
warrior and mythic hero Benkei carry an oversized
conch tightly bound by ropes that also secures a
sharpened sword, that sits gently over the
lips of the shell
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A print by Yoshitoshi showing Hideyoshi blowing
the conch trumpet to let his troops know that it is
time to begin the attack at Shizugatake
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photo

Hangyoku with a Conch Shell 1910
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A Japanese Horagai, conch shell horn,
probably Edo period
Purchase here

Frances Mary Hodgkins (1869 -1947)


Wings Over Water, 1932
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Frances Hodgkins, ca. 1912
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Frances Hodgkins, 1920
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My Landlady, 1919
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Woman in a Sunhat
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Summer Garden
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Woman and Child 1905
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Belgian Refugees, 1916
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Mabel Pryde Nicholson (1872-1949)


Family Group, 1911
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Mabel Pryde holding Ben Nicholson
aged 5 months, 1894
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The Red Jersey, 1912
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Mother and child....


Thomas Sully: 'Mother and Child', 1827
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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973):
'Mother and Child', 1922
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Pierre Auguste Renoir: 'Mother and Child', 1881
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Robert Bateman (1842-1922): 'Mother and Child'

Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927)


Madame Guilaumin. Mother and Child, 1889
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Portrait of André
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Madame Guillaumin and her Son, 1897
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Child Eating Soup
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Florence Mary Anderson, ca. 1920:
'Old Mother Bramble caught Fleecywhite's dress'
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Pink Ivy Fairy




If you need a dragon (...and who doesn't?)


A dragon baby

Feyth Crafts, Etsy


This dragon is reserved for
someone but isn't it amazing?

Wednesday

'Sleeping Dragon' block print

Dragon ring with a white opal




Dragons by Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605)




Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605) was an Italian naturalist,
the moving force behind Bologna's botanical garden, one
of the first in Europe. In the course of his life he would
assemble one of the most spectacular cabinets of curiosities,
his 'theatre' illuminating natural history comprising some
7000 specimens of the diversità di cose naturali.