In 1610, Richard Whitbourne saw a mermaid swimming in St. John’s Bay, Newfoundland. The mermaid’s face, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, ears, neck, and forehead resembled that of a woman, coupled with long blue streaks of […]
This wonderful pen-and-ink drawing of a unicorn appeared in the Liber Animalium, a handwritten book containing 245 drawings and descriptions of animals and mythical creatures. An unknown person completed the work around 1595. The author included details of […]
The North Carolina Museum of Art houses The Triumph of Chastity (ca. 1450-1460), a painting produced by the workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni di Tommaso. The painting was probably presented to a newly wedded couple. […]
Around 1494, to celebrate either the engagement or marriage of Matteo di Sebastiano di Bernardino Goazzadini to Ginevra d’Antonio Lupari Goazzadini, artist Maestro delle Storie del Pane painted the portraits of the happy couple.