At the Girolamini Library in Naples, a librarian has been accused of “one of the most dramatic thefts ever to hit the rare-book world.” Pilfered volumes include rare editions of Aristotle, Descartes, and Machiavelli.
Thoughts (1883). John Henry Henshall (British, 1856-1928). Pencil and watercolour heightened with body colour.
Painted at the height of the Aesthetic movement. There is a minimum of narrative content. The conception is highly Aesthetic, the dress of the girl being balanced by the colours and decoration used in the interior, which is painted with meticulous detail, down to the feather quill lying on the floor.