Famous Historical Statements

Famous Historical Statements

Man with Spectacles, anonymous, circa 1815, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
Man with Spectacles, anonymous, circa 1815, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
St. Luke Painting the Virgin and Child, Heemskerck, Maerten Jacobsz  van  (1498 – 1574), 1532,  Frans Hals Museum, Amsterdam,  Oil on panel,  Inv.no. OS I-134
St. Luke Painting the Virgin and Child, Heemskerck, Maerten Jacobsz van (1498 – 1574), 1532, Frans Hals Museum, Amsterdam, Oil on panel, Inv.no. OS I-134
Adulteress before Christ, Ivan Ranger (1700-1753), painted on the back of the choice stalls, 1743, St. Mary’s Church, Lepoglava, Croatia
Adulteress before Christ, Ivan Ranger (1700-1753), painted on the back of the choice stalls, 1743, St. Mary’s Church, Lepoglava, Croatia
Portrait of Squire Elisha Bogue, Erastus Salisbury Field (1805-1900), Oil on canvas, c. 1835, Joseph Allen Skinner Museum of Mount Holyoke College On long-term loan to the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
Portrait of Squire Elisha Bogue, Erastus Salisbury Field (1805-1900), Oil on canvas, c. 1835, Joseph Allen Skinner Museum of Mount Holyoke College On long-term loan to the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
Mark writing his gospel, from the German Bible, New Testament, 1441-1449 (Cod. Pal. Germ. 23, 63v), Universitatsbibliothek, Heidelberg, Germany
Mark writing his gospel, from the German Bible, New Testament, 1441-1449 (Cod. Pal. Germ. 23, 63v), Universitatsbibliothek, Heidelberg, Germany

Over the past eight centuries there have been numerous statements recorded in history that are relevant to the topic of vision aids. From all of the reading that has gone into building this website, the following each stand out and are therefore presented for your enjoyment. After reading these you might agree that many examples are interesting and have much significance. Especially place yourself back in time and try to live the actual moment in history which is described.

The Famous Statements listing has been divided into three sections, before 1600, 1601-1800 and 1801 to the present time.

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