Losing his head: John Schorn – an unofficial saint

By meriel jeater on 9 Jan 2013
Head from scorn badge

Head fragment from a John Schorn Badge

Over the last year I have been cataloguing the Museum of London’s amazing collection of over 700 pilgrim badges and souvenirs (that’s just the badges in the museum’s reserve collection – we have even more in our Archaeological Archive!). Read the full postRead the full post

Pictures at an Exhibition

By beatrice behlen on 17 Aug 2011

Last weekend I went to an exhibition of works by the Victorian painter Sir John Gilbert (1817-1897) at the Guildhall Art Gallery, which I enjoyed much more than expected. Below is one of the works, a large watercolour showing a scene from Dickens’ Bleak House with the enormously long title: Miss Flyte introduces the Wards in Jarndyce to Krook, the Lord Chancellor.

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