You may have heard about messy metadata…but did you know we have some that’s written in a secret French code?
The Getty Research Institute’s database of the stock books for the prominent New York art dealer M. Knoedler & Co. lists row after row of purchase prices and sale prices. Most of these are numbers representing dollars, francs, or pounds, but some are written as scrambled characters, like “IRXXX” used here for Mary Cassatt’s pastel Fillette (“Little Girl”).
It turns out that Knoedler used a secret code for writing down certain amounts, lest a nosy competitor get wind of the prices they were willing to offer to some sellers. So rather than writing out numbers, Knoedler often used the cipher AMONSIEURX (“To Mr. X…”), where A = 1, M = 2… X = 0. That pastel by Cassatt: actually 23,000 francs!
Stitchtober Day 24/31. — The eye of a Seer stolen for it’s power 👁
Every day for the month of October I will be sewing a small embroidery, themed around Halloween. An embroidery alternative to Inktober originated by @mrjakeparker
My friend Arnxstale asked me to post my other K-POP fanarts, so here we go! (・∀・)
There is Suga, from BTS, with a flower bouquet (I LOVE galaxy background yesyes),
V, from BTS too, with bunny ears (a little Popy-chan’s commission honhonhon)
Mark, from GOT7, and his donut hoodie (I want the same urgh ‘Q’)
And V again, with a new style I’m trying! ✧٩(の❛ᴗ❛ の)۶ I found him so cute kqndjdjd
I am so happy that you are my followers. It’s an honor to be your inspiration and to make your day better with the power of art (like this Wheatu above, pure art). And thank YOU for making MY day better. You have no idea how wonderful it is to know that someone likes your creations!
Thank you again, darlings. Have a wonderful day, and may the odds be ever in your favor!