A cuckoo standing in profile to right on a tree branch, singing; illustration to Thomas Bewick’s ‘History of British Birds’ (Newcastle: 1804, Vol I); proof. Wood-engraving with hand-colouring (via British Museum)
Summer vacations aren’t always relaxing! My Illustration for a Boston Globe essay. The author of the essay prefers to just stay HOME during the summer while everyone else clogs up the roads to the beaches and sweats out in the heat & humidity.
Although I’m looking forward to having some summer adventures this year, as a homebody & easily-sunburned-person I definitely sympathize!
Love this! Bones of St. Pancratius in a beautiful suit of armor.
“The Bones of St Pancratius are found at the Church of St Niklaus in Wil, Switzerland. He was originally robed in clothes by nuns in the late 1600s but in 1777 – the centenary of his bones arriving in Wil – he was dressed in this magnificent commissioned suit of armour." (source)