Sgt Frank Praytor feeding canned milk to his two-week old war kitten, named Miss Hap, with a medicine dropper/18 October 1952.
Praytor and his fellow Marines adopted Miss Hap after her mother was killed by a mortar barrage near Bunker Hill. The name, Sgt Prayor explained, was given to the kitten "because she was born at the wrong place at the wrong time."
One thing I like about Shakespeare’s plays is when he lists the “dramatis personae” he lists them in order of their sociopolitical importance, not their importance in the play. So here’s Henry IV, Part I and there’s Falstaff tucked innocently halfway down the page like some hanger-on or bit part. He’s about to run riot over the whole play.
The Old Butcher’s Bookshop, Paris
Tiziano Vecellio (Pieve di Cadore, c. 1480/1485 - Venezia, 27 agosto 1576/Venice, Aug. 27 1576)
Some of his famous paintings:
- Venere di Urbino (Venus from Urbino) (1537-1538) Google Maps
- ritratto di musico (Portrait of a musician) (1515-1520) Google Maps
- ritratto di Paolo III con i nipoti Alessandro e Ottavio (Portrait of the Pope Paulus III with the nephews Alexander and Octavius) (1546) Google Maps
- ritratto di Eleonora Gonzaga Della Rovere, Duchessa di Urbino (Portrait of Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere, Duchess of Urbino) (1536-1538) Google Maps
- la Bella (The Belle) (1536-1538) Google Maps
- martirio di San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence’s Martyrdom) ( 1551-c. 1559) Google Maps
- ritratto di Pietro Aretino (Portrait of Pietro from Arezzo) (1544) Google Maps
- polittico Averoldi (Averoldi Polypthych) (1520-1522) Google Maps
- ritratto di Giulio Romano (Portrait of Giulio Romano) (c. 1536) Google Maps
On hills of light, in worlds unknown;
But he descends and shows his face
In the young gardens of his grace."
— Isaac Watts, from a little-known hymn that (Watts says) paraphrases Song of Songs 6. A stunning poetic sentence. (via ayjay)
The Banquet, 1958
Oil on canvas
38¼ x 51¼ in. (97.3 130.3 cm)
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
© 2014 C. Herscovici, London / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York