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Authors De Luxe

My friend Tonya has just sent me some pics of an intriguing, if incomprehensible card-game featuring famous authors (the likes of Walter Scott, Booth Tarkington, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, to name a few). We’d be intrigued to learn how this game was played. Perhaps it was an early essay at calibrating literary prizes?

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Written by Dave Lovely

August 5, 2009 at 10:10 pm

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Treasures from Portuguese Museums, I

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Adelino Lyon de Castro, Sem Destino, 1953

(Museu do Chiado – MNAC. Photo: Luisa Oliveira)

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Three portrait details from the St. Vincent Panels, attributed to Nuno Gonçalves, 1460s

(Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. Photos: José Pessoa)

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The prophet Isaiah, somewhat entangled in scrip, from St. Matthew the Evangelist and the Prophet Isaiah, António Vaz, 1550s

(Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. Photo: José Pessoa)

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A rather stunned-looking couple, as well they might be, from Hieronymous Bosch, The Temptation of St. Anthony, c.1505-1506

(Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. Photo: José Pessoa)

All images ©Instituto dos Museus e da Conservação, I.P. / Ministério da Cultura

Images taken from the rather excellent MatrizPix.

Written by Dave Lovely

August 1, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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