https://flic.kr/p/TmQ65S | Campbell Archibald Mellon - Summer Days | Campbell Archibald Mellon was born in Berkshire on June 16, 1878. He married and settled in Nottingham in 1903 and remained there until he died in Gorleston on August 28, 1955. He only started painting following his move to Nottingham. Mellon studied under Carl Brenner, nephew of Benjamin Williams Leader amongst other artists. After his arrival in Norfolk he studied under Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown. Although Mellon’s…

https://flic.kr/p/TmQ65S | Campbell Archibald Mellon - Summer Days | Campbell Archibald Mellon was born in Berkshire on June 16, 1878. He married and settled in Nottingham in 1903 and remained there until he died in Gorleston on August 28, 1955. He only started painting following his move to Nottingham. Mellon studied under Carl Brenner, nephew of Benjamin Williams Leader amongst other artists. After his arrival in Norfolk he studied under Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown. Although Mellon’s…

Rabbits with cell phones? Gorleston Psalter, England 14th century (British Library, Add 49622, fol. 107v). Discarding images

Rabbits with cell phones? Gorleston Psalter, England 14th century (British Library, Add 49622, fol. 107v). Discarding images

f. 164r: detail of a marginal scene of rabbits conducting a funeral procession. Another subset of Gorleston's marginalia (and marginalia in general) is that which depicts the monde renversé – or upside-down world – where the usual rules are turned on their heads and the lines between humans and animals are blurred.

f. 164r: detail of a marginal scene of rabbits conducting a funeral procession. Another subset of Gorleston's marginalia (and marginalia in general) is that which depicts the monde renversé – or upside-down world – where the usual rules are turned on their heads and the lines between humans and animals are blurred.

Gorleston Psalter BLL_Add49622_f185v_d In the lower marginalia of f. 185v a knight, his weapon relaxed on his shoulder, grabs the tentacles of the (dextral) snail sitting on the branch in front of him. One may expect a retraction…; perhaps the snail surrendered?

Gorleston Psalter BLL_Add49622_f185v_d In the lower marginalia of f. 185v a knight, his weapon relaxed on his shoulder, grabs the tentacles of the (dextral) snail sitting on the branch in front of him. One may expect a retraction…; perhaps the snail surrendered?

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