Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Sir Thomas Aston at the Deathbed of his Wife," John Souch, 1635

I discovered this wonderful deathbed portrait, which resides at the Manchester Art Gallery, in the book Art of Death: Visual Culture in the English Death Ritual c.1500-c.1800 by Nigel Llewellyn. And yes--the book really is as good as it sounds.

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