Thursday, September 8, 2016


He who loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, or an effectual comforter.
~Isaac Barrow

Sharing art by the marvelously-named Augustus Leopold Egg today. Just a few, but they are worth a long look! Egg, who died before his 47th birthday, was described by Charles Dickens as being "always sweet-tempered, humorous, conscientious, thoroughly good, and thoroughly beloved."

The Travelling Companions, 1862
by Augustus Egg

The Life of Buckingham
by Augustus Leopold Egg

The Death of Buckingham
by Augustus Leopold Egg

1 comment:

HWY said...

Yep, what a memorable name...and his work is memorable, too.

Love The Travelling Companions...there's something about the symmetry of the sisters (twins?) lost in their own worlds that is mesmerizing.

And the Death of Buckingham is truly haunting.