Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Cool Things That Have Happened to Me

This is a postcard from Paul Violi. It is of William Hogarth's painting "A Rake's Progress (The Arrest)." The back of the postcard describes the painting: "Having wasted his inheritance, Tom is arrested for debt on his way to St. James's Palace to celebrate the Queen's birthday. Sarah offers her purse, hoping to procure his release." He wrote: "...you've done for Hitler's mustache what Christopher Smart did for his cat Geoffrey..."