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San Jerónimo en el Scriptorium. Maestro del Parral, part of an altarpiece, circa 1480-1490, © Fundación Lázaro Galdiano. Madrid.     From XV to XIX century, it was in a chapel in the church of the monastery of Santa María del Parral, Segovia (Old Castille). The style of the painting is named "hispanoflamenco" (spanish-flemish)
San Jerónimo en el Scriptorium. Maestro del Parral, part of an altarpiece, circa 1480-1490, © Fundación Lázaro Galdiano. Madrid. From XV to XIX century, it was in a chapel in the church of the monastery of Santa María del Parral, Segovia (Old Castille). The style of the painting is named "hispanoflamenco" (spanish-flemish)
Large piece of Natural Crystal, Brilmuseum, Amsterdam
Large piece of Natural Crystal, Brilmuseum, Amsterdam
Book with a carve-out for spectacles, Ms L64. Breviaire Cistercien,  1st  half 15th century, © Bibliotheque Cantonale et Universitaire, Fribourg, Switzerland
Book with a carve-out for spectacles, Ms L64. Breviaire Cistercien, 1st half 15th century, © Bibliotheque Cantonale et Universitaire, Fribourg, Switzerland
St Jerome, Ghirlandaio, 1480, Church of the Ognisanti, Rome
St Jerome, Ghirlandaio, 1480, Church of the Ognisanti, Rome

Glossary of Terms. These will help with everyone's basic understanding of all of the information and images which exists on this website. Match the Image to its Description
“Spectacles” in other Languages Concentration – a challenging memory game
Animals Wearing Spectacles Discover the Word – based on the Glossary
Spectacles of Well Known People in History Word Search
Franklin: Father of the Bifocal Crossword Puzzle
Michael Lebby Wearing the BOA Museum Collection (Several Slideshows) Slide Show of Contemporary People Wearing Optical Antiques
Optical Fans Rivet Spectacles-The Earliest Style
U.S. Presidents and other Famous Americans (wearing spectacles)-two slideshows Developmental History of the Telescope
The Madame Heymann Optical Collection Slide Show of Group Images from a Prominent Private Collection

Unique Anachronisms Showing Eyeglasses

Abraham Lincoln’s Eyeglasses: A Fresh Look Reveals a World-Class Treasure
Anamorphic Art, an Unconventional Way of Seeing  


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