Saturday, 12 December 2015

Advent Calendar: Day 12

Christmas Gambols 1804 Thomas Rowlandson Royal Collection

If you thought that your office Christmas party was wild it's nothing on these early 19th Century revelers.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Advent Calendar: Day 10

The Louvre under Snow 1902 Pissarro National Gallery

London may be fairly mild today but if you feel like getting into the wintery spirit then you could pop in to the National Gallery to see this snowy work by Pissarro in room 44.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Advent Calendar: Day 8

A Christmas Morning Robert Gemmell Hutchison City of Edinburgh Council

This is a touching image of a young girl's excitement at snow. Fingers crossed, the weather this year has been so strange it could happen.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Advent Calendar: Day 6

St Nicholas surrounded by 14 scenes from his life. Style of Strogonov (Frame 16th - 17th Century insert 19th Century).

To celebrate St Nicholas' Day which falls today we have this work from the British Museum. Around the image of the saint are arranged some of the scenes from his life. These include moments from his first miracle where he preached for an hour after his birth, (the second in from the top left) to the translation of the saint's relics to Bari in the bottom right.

For more details about the work and the scenes depicted click here.