Pillar Box Archive

At the BPO Museum Store, a place I want to go at least once in my life.

Frank Godwin

Paintings by Frank Godwin (1889-1959), the first from The Book of Courage (1930) illustrating an essay on Sir Frances Drake, and the second, “Treasure,” from The Blue Fairy Book (1921) by Andrew Lang. Godwin summered on Skaneateles Lake from 1928 through 1938, hosting other artists, writers, musicians, dancers, which is how I came upon him.

The Hammock

Who knew that hammock paintings constituted a genre?

“Girl in a Hammock” by Jules Octave Triquet  (1867-1914)

“The Hammock” by Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)

“Girl In A Hammock” by Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

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With thanks to the amazing, wondrous Art Renewal Center

No Way Out?

A pane from “Carol Day,” a British newspaper comic strip by David Wright that ran from 1956 to 1967, beginning its run in The Daily Mail. The strip was syndicated in newspapers around the world, but never appeared in the United States; it was judged too sophisticated. For more information and an appreciation of the artist, do visit the Carol Day website.