Slide Show of Previously Used Other Images, Page #2

Slide Show of Previously Used Other Images, Page #2

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Brass, oval frame, C bridge, pin-in-slot sidearms, small circle finials, in a heavy steel clamshell case, circa 1820-1830 Coin silver, octagonal frame, crank bridge, long straight sidearm, small tear finials, in a Parker case, circa 1870-1880 Oval frame, W bridge, riding curl endings, in an aluminum case, circa 1900 and later Blued steel, K bridge, one lens totally occluded, in a case marked  Dresden, Germany, circa 1900, Mass Historical Society Silver, rectangular frame, crank bridge, loop to loop sidearms, tear endings in a frogmouth cardboard case, circa 1860-1870 Binocular opera glass fan of bone,1910 Spyglass fan of ivory and silk, 1780 Cockade spyglass fan of ivory, 1870 Lorgnette fan of tortoiseshell and silk, 1875 Monocle fan of ivory and silk, 1870


Silver temple specs circa 1800 Silver and tortoiseshell lorgnette by Adam's, circa 1790 Eye bath, Town of Meissen with gilding, circa 1880 Skull fit spectacles, silver, back, circa 1830 Tortoiseshell and silver English folding nose spectacles, Shagreen case for two spectacles, circa 1730 Laughing Fool, 1958.3, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA St. Jerome in His Study, after van Reymerswaele, possibly 16th-17th century, British Optical Association Museum, London, United Kingdom Detail from the scene of Mary’s death, from a larger polyptychon which has four scenes of the life of the Virgin Mary, by an unknown Austrian artist, 1439, the alter of Neuburger Cloister, Austria Circumcision, Ludovico Mazzolino (1480-1528), Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy Monks singing, 15th century codex, Harley 2791 f.109v, by permission of the British Library


Detail from Parable of the Rich man and Poor Lazarus tapestry, circa 1490, (notice the green lenses), Historisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland Old Man Writing by Candlelight, c. 1627, Hendrick Terbrugghen, Dutch, Gift of Adeline Flint Wing and Caroline Roberta Wing, SC 1957:10, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA Moses wearing Spectacles, from the Deutsche Bible (Cod. Pal.Germ.19) fol. 141 v, Universitatsbibliothek, Heidelberg, Germany Portable Alterpiece, lower center panel:St. Jerome, Circle of Bartolome Bermjo, Spanish, last quarter of the 15h century, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina Holy Augustinus of the Master of Mondsee, 1490-1500, OG 4963, Oesterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria Twelve year old Jesus in the Temple, Ivan Ranger (1700-1753), fresco, 1742, Monastery of St. Mary’s Church, Lepoglava, Croatia Trompe L’oeil, Andrea Domenico Remps (1620-1699), signed and dated “Domenico Remps de Warnicourt 1691”, oil on canvas, 67 x 48 cm, German, Copyright Dorotheum Auctions Illuminated manuscript from the end of the 14th century, (manuscript 140 page 190) reprinted in Gilson´s Catalogue, Town Library of Besancon, France Wall painting, anonymous, likely 16th century, painted on the facade of a house on Backer’s Street, Vienna. (This is a very old depiction of bow spectacles on an animal. The cow is playing the game of trictrac on a backgammon board with a dog {wolf}. On the left is the attentive animal and a broom is held in the man’s right hand. In front of the cow’s right eye is a fly). Portrait of a Young Man, Anton Graff  (1736 – 1813), 1770,  © Hamburger Kunsthalle / bpk, photographer:  Elke Walford


Jan Steen, A School for Boys and Girls, Dutch, oil on canvas, about 1670, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, NG 2421 Engraving, Daniel Van den Bremden (1587 - approx. 1650), Old Woman with Eye-Glasses, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam The Bishop of Worcester, the Right Reverend Dr Peter Selby, oil painting by Jane Allison, unveiled as the official portrait during his time in office, hangs in the Old Palace, Worcester.  Picture reproduced by permission of the Diocese of Worcester and artist Jane Allison. Copyright retained by Worcester Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd. Anonymous, Cock rider, engraving, 17th c.), The Valvasor Collection of the Zagreb Archdiocese, Metropolitan Library, kept in Croatian State Archives, VZ VIII, 44 Antonio De` Pieri (1671-1751), Ritratto di Andrea Nicolio,  Pinacoteca dell'Accademia dei Concordi, Rovigo, Italy Adulteress before Christ, Ludovico Mazzolino (1480-1528), Strossmayer’s Gallery, Croatia Wooden case with brass hardware for one pair of Nuremburg spectacles, late 17th century, Medical History Institute, Hallauer Collection, University of Bern, Switzerland Death of Saint Martin of Tours and St. George as Dragon Slayer, Circle of Derick Baegert, oakwood, portion of an altarpiece, circa 1480, Westfälisches Landesmuseum on loan from the Westfälisches Art Association Five ornate gilded and jeweled spyglass charms on a chatelaine, French, early 19th century, Museo dell’Occhiale, Pieve di Cadore, from their marvelous catalogue, Fabbri editor Portrait of a Merchant, Bavarian Master, ca. 1475, ca. 44 x 39 cm. (The man is certainly no cleric or saint. The inscription, meaning "pious Joachim", and the halo are later additions, made in 1512, when the then owner turned the likeness of a real person into the image of a saint.)


Galuchat case with pewter folding glasses, ivory ruler and silver toothpick, France 1840s, Galleria Guglielmo Tabacchi – Safilo (Padua, Italy) Ivory magnifier in a tortoiseshell case, mid 19th century, Musee de la lunette, Morez Leather-framed spectacles, circa 1520, Wartburg Castle, Eisenach, Germany Round lens, steel, double-hinge, teardrop finials, c. 1800, Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, U.K. Stenopaeic folding nose spectacles, gilt brass, Second half 18th C., the lenses are replaced by two brass disks holding two short cylinders with viewing holes. The disks serve to limit the pupil diameter, thereby improving eyesight in certain conditions. This contrivance was first described in 1677 by Father Chérubin d'Orléans, Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence, Italy Portrait of a Scholar, Quentin Massys, c. 1525, Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt Portrait of the Artist and the Spouse, 1791, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands Death of the Virgin, Hans Holbein the Elder, oil on oak panel, circa 1485-90, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary The Four Ages of the Five Senses, Jan Miense Molenaer, 1630, Van Loon Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Nathaniel Bowditch, Charles Osgood, 1835, by order of the East India Marine Society, Peabody Essex Museum Collection


David Teniers the Younger (1610-1690), Old Man in his Study, Pinacoteca, Vatican Museums, Vatican State Mughal School, Portrait of Mir Mosavvir in old age, by Mir Sayyud’ali, 1565-1570, Gouache on paper, Musee des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet, Paris, France The grinding lathe for optical lenses in philosopher Baruch Spinoza's (1632-1677) house in Rijnsberg near Leiden, The Netherlands. Research philosopher Spinoza from the Netherlands polished optical lenses in his youth Anna Dorthea Therbusch (1721-1782), Self-portrait 1780, oil on canvas, Nationalgalerie, Staatlich Muzeen du Berlin, Berlin, Germany Jacopo Chimenti (1554-1640), Study for a portrait of Leo X (reg. 1513-21) (Giovanni de Medicus (1475-1521), Black chalk and white highlights on paper, Louvre, Paris, France Glasses in iron with folding temples and ring ends, green lenses, Russia, 1800, Galleria Guglielmo Tabacchi – Safilo (Padua, Italy), Very unusual The Jew Broker, etching, Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), 1801, Published by S. W. Fores Carved 17th century wooden case (both sides), for 2 pair of spectacles, Blythe House, Science Museum, London Chronicle of the Konstanz Council, about 1464, Inv.Nr. Hs1, fol. 47, Ulrich Richental, the original is at the Rosgartenmuseum,  Konstanz, Germany    (Duke Friedrich of Austria and two advocates kneel before King Sigmund. They are swearing to the subjecting letter which is being read aloud by the bespeckled writer standing next to the king. Oval frame, heavy metal, unusual sides with turn-pin extensions, circa 1850, BOA Museum


Solid horn 4 lens D-shaped spectacles, turnpin sides, unusual Central panel of triptych the “Quatre Couronnes” originally from the St. Catherine’s Church, about 1560, anonymous, The Brussels City Museum, Brussels, Belgium. The triptych of the four crowned saints comes from the altar of the craft of stone cutters of the St. Catherine’s Church. This work provides a great deal of information about the construction practices during those times. The four patron saints were Christian sculptors. Because of their fine reputations the Emperor Diocletian (284-305) commissioned them to build an idol of him.  But they refused and therefore they were martyred on the tyrant’s orders.  The four crafts associated with construction (Masons, stone-cutters, slate-workers, and sculptors) are all shown.   (The inscription on the plate at the bottom of the frame (in French and Dutch) is: "The Triptych (XVI century) depicts the legend of the craft’s four patron saints in the central panel and on the volets the workers are building a church and laying slates on a roof”) Minus 35 lenses, 12 mm thick at the edges, first half 19th century, Ramstein Collection Basel.   Likely unique. It is interesting to speculate (1) how, before the birth of Donders, the patient’s eyes were examined, (2) how the prescription obtained, (3) what was the wearer’s acuity (uncorrected and corrected), and (4) how were these lenses ground? Ortolano (Giovanni Battista Benvenuti) (1485-1527): Woman Taken in Adultery, oil on panel, 71.6 x 87.3 cm, P.1947.LF.301, Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London. Like the Mazzolini painting at Strossmayer’s Gallery in Croatia All glass spectacles, Waldstein, Austria, circa 1840s, Museo dell’Occhiale, Pieve di Cadore, unique Gold and agate spyglass, corkscrew with gold spyglass, two jealosy spyglasses, all Louis XV era items, Spectacles and Spyglasses, Marly Handmade miniature spectacles, donated by the master opticians to the French Optical Guild on the occasion of their 50th anniversary, Atlas on the History of Spectacles, Poulet Hand colored copperplate engraving, Martin Engelbrecht, c. 1730, Bernard Becker Collection in Ophthalmology, an Annotated Catalog Ornate scissors-glasses without a cover, c. 1800, Social History of Spectacles,  Shirayama Temple spectacles with three different lenses, 18th century, Het Oog Wil Ook Wat, Kortland

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