Daughter C gave my camera back to me. Complete with 188 images of Walter Anderson’s house in Ocean Springs, Mississippi!
The print is “Landscape with Farmhouse” by Mondrain in Metropolitan Seminars in Art Portfolio 4: Abstraction, John Canaday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1959.
The various pieces of clutter are petrified wood that Daughter C & The J-Man collected on their winter walks, a variety of smooth pretty stones given to me by The Girls, and a dreidel.
crappy old book on the left is Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language Reference History Edition (1916). On top is The essays or Counsels, civil and moral of Francis Bacon [first published in 1597, and as he left them newly written and published in 1625] including also his Apophthegms, Elegant sentences and Wisdom of the ancients by Francis Bacon (1883).
If you are interested in reading a bit about, and of Bacon, may I suggest a series of posts I did in 2015 on this crappy old book and Fra. Bacon? It’s here— just scroll down to February.