This private devotional book was completed by 1408 or 1409, probably in Paris. It was the first of several magnificent manuscripts commissioned by the duke of Berry from the Limbourg brothers, Pol, Jean, and Herman.
Speaking of things beautiful, have you listened to a Mozart horn concerto lately? There are four of them, thanks be to God. No doubt there are many fine renditions, but my performers of choice are Barry Tuckwell andthe Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
I've long loved this painting: Twilight: Interior (Reading by lamplight), ca. 1909, by George Clausen.
This painting was featured, among many others, in a marvelous exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia called The Edwardians. The exhibition presented figurative paintings by British, Irish, American and Australian artists from 1900 to 1914