The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper
Friday, August 22, 2003
Inspiration for Art
Massachusetts - Kenn Cameron has submitted a copy of his lithograph find A Cozy Corner. The illustration by American Francis Davis Millet (1846-1912). A Cozy Corner is in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
In the illustration we see a corkscrew hung above the shelf above our dreamy girl.
Pictured to the right of Millet's illustration is an c.1910 illustration by Coles Phillips (1880-1927) entitled Know All Men by These Presents. Phillips was well-known for his "fadeaway girl" designs in which the main part of the body blends into the background. In Phillips illustration we also find a corkscrew mounted on the wall above the girl.
Was Phillips' inspiration for the corkscrew, the earlier illustration of Millet? Surely we don't normally expect to find a corkscrew so inaccessible except in the rooms of collectors of these twisted things, do we?
August is Golf Month
A last call for golf corkscrews before the end of August ... Jean Grignon, Canada.
©2003 Don Bull, Editor