Thursday, November 15, 2007

on friendship

The other day I was reminded (thanks Fairfax!) of the digital archives at the New York Public Library, and realized it has been a while since I last explored them. And so to continue on the theme of friendship ~ this image is from a Libri Amicorum (or friendship book) of drawings, collages, autographs, poems and notes, compiled in the early 19th century by Anne Wagner, a friend of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. For more pages, see here. Enjoy ~ the book is full of such whimsy!

(image: The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations)

2 comments:

Fairfax said...

it is the most amazing resource. i use it all of the time. thanks for the mention!

Anonymous said...

How lovely - now where did I place my watercolor kit? KDM