After Giambologna (1529–1608), Mercury, no date. Bronze. Princeton University, Gift of Mrs. Edgar Palmer. PP515.
While our students are away on their spring break, we placed a few more works of art and science into the newly renovated Firestone Library. Here are images from the last couple days. Note in particular, you can see the bottom of the world as you walk up the stairs.
Anonymous, Terrestrial Globe, Venice, 1631. Hand-painted, 32 inches in diameter, with full metal meridian ring, and printed horizon ring, resting on a short turned column in an elaborate wooden stand of six turned supports and half-ball feet. Rare Books and Special Collections.
Otis Bass (1784-1861), Samuel Blair, Jr. (1741-1818) and Susan Shippen Blair (Mrs. Samuel Blair, Jr.) (1743-1821), ca. 1812-17. Oil on canvas. Princeton University, Gift of Roberdeau Buchanan. PP52.
Daniel Huntington (1816-1906), John Torrey (1796-1873), 1857. Oil on canvas. Princeton University, presented by a group of alumni in 1916. PP61.
Otherwise known as Man Reading a Newspaper.