I was going to write a long post about a great and ancient man I know slipping steadily into decrepitude, and the storied lives led by people who no one will ever know, but then it started raining a deluge outside and all I can think about is how much I love torrential rain. Anyway, vulgar deaths unknown to fame bla bla bla. Who gives a shit. Nobody gets out alive.
Spectrum appearance of Banquo
Anneken Hendriks burnt in Amsterdam in the late 16th century, 1685
Griffin by Martin Schongauer, 1470s,
The Edgar Allan Poe portfolio by Bernie Wrightson, 1976.
Alexander the Great carried into the air by two griffins; Alexander wearing armour, standing in a cage and holding a spear with an animal carcass.
Print made by: Monogrammist IS & shovel Formerly attributed to: Hans Schäufelein
211 mm x 144 mm
Subject taken from the ‘Historia de preliis’ written in the 10thC by the Neapolitan Archpriest Leo, see Dodgson, II, pp.38-9.
Albrecht Glockendon. Geomantie Heidelberg. 1557.