As news of the erupting and disruptive Icelandic volcano has streamed worldwide, we should pause to pay homage to the pioneering work of the British diplomat, collector, and amateur vulcanologist Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803). Appointed Britain’s special envoy to the Spanish court… More»
Ruthless unicorn killing.
A unicorn, about 1250 - 1260, Unknown. English. J. Paul Getty Museum.
This is at The Getty!? Must go see it.
It’s currently off view, BUT you can download a high-res version to play with (if you wish) here.
Come visit anyway! We have this delightful show of manuscripts currently on view.