Francesco Guardi (born October 5, 1712 in Venice, † January 1, 1793 ibid) was an Italian veduta and landscape painter of the Rococo.The oil painting VENICE, A VIEW OF THE PIAZZETTA LOOKING SOUTH WITH THE PALAZZO DUCALE was made around 1780. From this view, he painted several copies (he also needed money), which are now all privately owned.
The oil painting "Keswick Street" was painted in 1870 by Joseph Brown Junior - a local painter and decorator - and is located in Fitz Park, Keswick Art Gallery. It is a well-balanced, beautifully executed Breughel scene on Main Street with 45 figures - 43 men, 1 woman and a little girl and 2 very small horses, a dog and a donkey - against the background of the Moot Hall. The most interesting thing about this painting is that the artist gave a numbered outline key to the people who were represented by their names and, in most cases, their occupations. There is one. Many of the names are known.
A retired teacher and friend of the museum who lives in Keswick has spent a lot of time researching and writing a book about each named person. He gave life to these people in the picture.
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT