Posted by Courtney on October 04, 1997 at 16:43:46:
I noticed in today's paper that a columnist I like, LM Boyd, wrote this:
Prince George of England in 1785 facetiously told his wife he much adored her right eye. How droll, she thought. And she had a painting done of the eye and gave it to George for Christmas. Royalty followers we might call Fringies bought the notion. They too commissioned artists. A fad flowered. In 1786, according to the historical footnotes, hardly a ,mansion around London was
without its painting of one utterly unrecognizable eye.
Odd isn't it? Anyone know of anything else that's unusual, during that period? I find those "little" things fascinating.
If you like LM Boyd here's his link.
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