Friday, October 23 1840.
From A journal kept by Richard Doyle in the year 1840, London, 1885.
Ralph Wornum, design for an ewer, 1848-54. Drawing. London. Via V&A
This was one of a series of diagrams made by Wornum as visual aids to lectures on ornamental art. The fine earthenware now called ‘Saint-Porchaire’ was much admired in the 19th century as a prime example of the best of Renaissance ornament. V&A
Picked them up one by one.
From The war of the worlds, by Herbert George Wells, New York, 1898.
Twenty-third journey. The accident of the balloon L’Univers.
A. Tissandier, from Histoire de mes ascensions (Story of my balloon ascents), by Gaston Tissandier, Paris, 1880.
The nurse and the wolf.
Ernest Griset, from Æsop’s fables, with text based chiefly upon Croxall, La Fontaine and L’Estrange, London, New York, 1869.