Monthly Archives: August 2011

Beetle wing-case bodice?

Is this beautiful iridescent and scaly bodice covered with beetle wing cases, much as the (newly restored) Ellen Terry gown: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-global/w-news/w-latest_news/w-news-famous-beetle-wing-dress.htm But then look at this painting, The Birthday, also by William Holman Hunt, is the cape made up of … Continue reading

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