December 05, 2013

The Mistletoe Bough, 1790

Francis Wheatley, The Mistletoe Bough.  ca. 1790, Oil on canvas. Yale Center for British Art.

Tis the season! I just love this painting, for all the little details such as the neglected basket. What are you doing to get in the holiday spirit? Hanging mistletoe? Check out this post I saw yesterday on the history of the British mistletoe tradition, interesting stuff!


 




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  1. Thank you for the link to the article about the mistletoe tradition, it was very interesting. Also for pointing out this work of art, it was new for me :)

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    1. Same! I liked the part about bringing the mistletoe into the house to remind one that spring was shortly coming :)

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