23 April 2018

Museum Monday 2018/17

April 23 is the traditional date of Shakespeare's birth (1564), and the recorded date of his death (1616), so in honor of the greatest poet in the English language, here is a copy of the First Folio from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.

 April 23 is also the feast of St George, so here's a bonus: the saint as portrayed by the painter nicknamed Il Sodoma, from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC:

And here's a view of the poor vanquished dragon in the same painting, and he surely deserves a feast day of his own:

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