[Milton-L] Re: Trying to Identify a Painting

John Ulreich jcu at email.arizona.edu
Fri Feb 1 12:58:27 EST 2008


Carol,

I'm glad you saw the high regard. Please forgive me enough for the 
other to email me offlist. The only email address I now have for you 
is bad. I want to apologize personally, and privately.

John

At 09:59 AM 2/1/2008, you wrote:
>I said (nor implied) no such thing, John. I also use the Cromwell 
>painting--which is at least apocryphal, if not totally spurious--as 
>well as Faithorne's Milton and a number of other Milton-related 
>paintings as "screensavers." No one said I bought the premise--and 
>in fact, as I warned Peter privately, the Munkacsy is a complete 
>farce, based on the artist's own comments about it. (He knew so 
>little about Milton that he didn't even get the daughters' names right.)
>
>But I do thank you for the high regard evident in the post below 
>just the same.
>
>Carol Barton
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:jcu at email.arizona.edu>John Ulreich
>To: <mailto:milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>John Milton Discussion List
>Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 11:51 AM
>Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Re: Trying to Identify a Painting
>
>Here's the priceless followup. Other than not bothering to notice 
>that Peter already has the image that she kindly offers to send him, 
>Carol (whom I know and actually like--with such reservations as you 
>may readily imagine) is a careful scholar & a ferocious collector of 
>Miltonic trifles, a genuine (if not perfectly reliable) resource 
>when it comes to information about Milton's life and times. The 
>thing is, she actually believes the sort of bullshit promulgated by 
>the painting: Milton was a wonderful man adored by all who knew him.
>YOB
>
>At 09:04 AM 2/1/2008, you wrote:
>>Delaroche is your man, Peter. I use the painting to which you refer 
>>as my screen-saver, and will send it to you. [emphasis mind]
>>
>>Best to all,
>>
>>Carol Barton
>>
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter C. Herman" <herman2 at mail.sdsu.edu>
>>To: "John Milton Discussion List" <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
>>Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 10:57 AM
>>Subject: [Milton-L] Re: Trying to Identify a Painting
>>
>>
>>>Hello All,
>>>
>>>I am trying to identify a painting of Milton dictating Paradise 
>>>Lost to his daughters. The image has Milton in the center of the 
>>>painting surrounded by his three adoring progeny, one of whom is 
>>>taking Milton's dictation. There is a landscape visible in the 
>>>window, and Milton's foot rests on a stool. Here is the URL for 
>>>the image: 
>>>http://joefelso.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/763px-orlai-milton-1.jpg
>>>
>>>And if anyone knows of any other images of Milton composing 
>>>"Paradise Lost" (other than the ones by Fuseli and Dixon), I would be grateful.
>>>
>>>Peter C. Herman
>>>
>>>
>>>_______________________________________________
>>>Milton-L mailing list
>>>Milton-L at lists.richmond.edu
>>>Manage your list membership and access list archives at 
>>>http://lists.richmond.edu/mailman/listinfo/milton-l
>>
>>
>>_______________________________________________
>>Milton-L mailing list
>>Milton-L at lists.richmond.edu
>>Manage your list membership and access list archives at 
>>http://lists.richmond.edu/mailman/listinfo/milton-l
>
>
>
>John C. Ulreich
>Professor of English
>& Affiliate Faculty in Religious Studies;
>Chair, Dean's Advisory Committee, COH;
>Faculty Senator for College of Humanities
>P.O. Box 210067
>University of Arizona
>Tucson, AZ 85721-0067
>(520) 621-5424
>jcu at email.arizona.edu
>http// www.u.arizona.edu/~jcu/
>
>
>----------
>_______________________________________________
>Milton-L mailing list
>Milton-L at lists.richmond.edu
>Manage your list membership and access list archives at 
>http://lists.richmond.edu/mailman/listinfo/milton-l
>
>_______________________________________________
>Milton-L mailing list
>Milton-L at lists.richmond.edu
>Manage your list membership and access list archives at 
>http://lists.richmond.edu/mailman/listinfo/milton-l



John C. Ulreich
Professor of English
& Affiliate Faculty in Religious Studies;
Chair, Dean's Advisory Committee, COH;
Faculty Senator for College of Humanities
P.O. Box 210067
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067
(520) 621-5424
jcu at email.arizona.edu
http//www.u.arizona.edu/~jcu/
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.richmond.edu/pipermail/milton-l/attachments/20080201/fd065d04/attachment.html


More information about the Milton-L mailing list