Tag Archives: Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar – Door 5: Two gates in Vienna

Gate of Palais Caprara-Geymüller, Vienna, 1694–1698 Elemér Révhelyi collection, Kuny Domokos Museum, Tata (CC BY) Browsing through the Europeana database, I stumbled upon the intriguing photographic collection of Hungarian art historian Elemér Révhelyi (1889–1976). Now housed in the Kuny Domokos … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 2: The gate of Bedlam

Statues of Raving and Melancholy Madness, crowning the gates at Bethlem Hospital Engravig by W. Sharp, after T. Stothard, 1783, Wellcome Collection London (CC BY) The engraving depicts the statues of Raving and Melancholy Madness which once crowned the main … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 1: The Gate of Hell

Simon Fokke, Figuren voor de hellepoort Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Public Domain) As the more perceptive of you will have realised from the title of this post, for the next 24 days, L’Historien Errant will turn into a virtual advent calendar. Each … Continue reading

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