I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
July 12, 2011
July 8: Etienne de Silhouette Born, 1709
Etienne de Silhouette was the Controller-General of France for a brief while. He was so famous for his miserliness that a whole new (cheap) form of portraiture was named after him.
Read article here.
Pictured: Silhouette of Jane Austen, from the second edition of Mansfield Park. The work is believed to be the work of Mrs. Collins.