Oedipus and Antigone. Engraving
Oedipus. Hero of Greek mythology. The Delphic oracle predicted that he would kill his father and marry his mother. When they discover the truth, Jocasta hangs herself and Oedipus tears out his eyes and goes into exile with his daughter Antigone. Oedipus and Antigone. Engraving by M. Weber. Colored.
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Blind soldiers regatta at Putney, WW1
Blinded soldiers from St. Dunstan's home for blinded sailor and soldiers in Regent's Park, rowing in the boat they rowed to victory over the students of Westminster College. They won two races out of three. Previous to coaching for this regatta, none of the men had previously rowed before so their victory was all the more remarkable. A launch filled with other blind soldiers of St. Dunstan's and their friends followed the race with enthusiastic cheering. The victorious crew pictured are from left to right, Private Steele (2nd Scottish Rifles), Private Millegan (Irish Guards), Gunner Bates (RHA) and Corporal Pettitt (King's Royal Rifles). Date: 1915
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Luigi Groto, Italian poet
Luigi Groto (1541-1585), Italian poet. The circular Italian inscription gives his name, calls him the 'blind man of Hadria' (referring to Adria, northern Italy), and states that here he is 31 years of age. Groto studied philosophy and literature despite losing his sight soon after birth. He lived and worked in Venice, where he published several works of poetry and plays. Groto also worked as an editor on books by the 16th-century Italian aristocrat Giovanni Maria Bonardo. Artwork from the 1589 edition of Bonardo's 'La grandezza, larghezza e distanza di tutte le sfere'. This work concerned the nature of the planets, stars and celestial spheres.
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