Friday, January 1, 2016

Go ahead... with a scythe

I want to go ahead of Father Time
with a scythe of my own.

-- H.G. Wells


Line-engraving titled Old Father Time of Wiltshire,
by Stanley Anderson, R.A., 1944
Royal Academy of Arts Collection

H.G. Wells quote from the Introduction to
The Book of Catherine Wells
by Amy Catherine Wells
(Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1928) p. 22

1 comment:

  1. Of worthy note is the use of a wedge to affix the nib, as well as a wedge and ring for the blade. Despite the 1944 date of the work, the scythe that's depicted was possibly a hundred years old at the time, although those modes of fastening did live on in England longer than they did in America.