Change of Scene !!!


Change of scene !!! We’re pictured in front of a famous painting by Lanseer – called “Man proposes – God disposes”.

We’ve been speaking tonight at the fabulous gallery of art at the Royal Holloway College where this painting resides ! Monsieur Denis and me – on the subject of the relationship between these 1850s paintings and the creations of Victorian Stereoscopy ! Thanks to all involved in setting this up.

This famous representation of polar bear is eating the remains of the tragically ill-fated Franklin Expedition to find the North West passage. It was the only image of a polar bear the Victorians had to go on !

Denis Pellerin and Brian May, Holloway College, 14 Nov 2018