Peafowl 1559

peacock n juvenel
Nicolaus Juvenel (before 1540 – 1597)
Opaque colours and red chalk

 

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But For Nothing Less

ruskin peacock tailJohn Ruskin  (1819 – 1900)

I must stop writing because I’ve to draw a peacock’s breast-feather, and paint as much of it as I can without having heaven to dip my brush in. And when you have seen what it is, you shall despise it—if you can—for heaven itself. But for nothing less!

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The Peacock

grassi peacockThe Sketchbook of Giovannino de’ Grassi  (Milano, circa 1350 – 1398)