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Francisco Solimeno (1657-1741), St. Lucia, Durchblicke, Eine Kulturgeschichte mit Brillen,by Faber (Timm), 1999
Francisco Solimeno (1657-1741), St. Lucia, Durchblicke, Eine Kulturgeschichte mit Brillen,by Faber (Timm), 1999
Ceiling painting, anonymous, 15th century, Room # 24, by authorization of Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia
Ceiling painting, anonymous, 15th century, Room # 24, by authorization of Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia
  Saint Matthew and Angel statue, anonymous, 1503-19, three feet tall, Our Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, copyright of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster
Saint Matthew and Angel statue, anonymous, 1503-19, three feet tall, Our Lady Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, copyright of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster
Portrait of Azriel Hildesheime, German School, 1890, photo Mario Goldman © Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
Portrait of Azriel Hildesheime, German School, 1890, photo Mario Goldman © Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
Four Doctors of the Church, part of a larger painting, Carlo Braccesco, second half 15th century, Galleria G.Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro, Venezia.        The others saints are from left: St. Gregorio (Gregory), St. Ambrogio (Ambrose), St. Agostino (Augustine), and St. Gerolamo (Jerome) with glasses. This painting was in collection of Barone Giorgio Franchetti and from this it was donated to the Italian State.
Four Doctors of the Church, part of a larger painting, Carlo Braccesco, second half 15th century, Galleria G.Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro, Venezia. The others saints are from left: St. Gregorio (Gregory), St. Ambrogio (Ambrose), St. Agostino (Augustine), and St. Gerolamo (Jerome) with glasses. This painting was in collection of Barone Giorgio Franchetti and from this it was donated to the Italian State.
“It is clear that the Catholic Church, via its educated and industrious monks, played a significant part in the fabrication of vision aids and their dissemination throughout the world. Had it not been for missionaries, man might have waited several hundred more years for this marvelous invention which has helped man in intellectual pursuit and to better toil in trades requiring near vision.”
From “Vision Aids in History”, Eric Muth

Kloster Wienhausen

Famous Religious Leaders

Famous Historical Statements (three pages)

Spectacles of Well-Known People (seven pages)

Slide Show of Other Religious Figures

 Eyeglasses Through the Ages

Historical Translations

Education and Games

Patron Saints

Votive Offerings

Optical Illusions

Anti-Papal Satirical Medal

Anti-Papal 17th Century Satirical Painting

Religious Links

Vision Aids in a Religious Theme (with seven Slideshows)

Rivet Spectacles-The Earliest Style

The Madame Heymann Optical Collection

Unique Anachronisms Showing Eyeglasses

 


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