Category Archives: Seasons

The Star of the Kings

A few months ago, I came across the image below while cataloguing a series of prints of the months from a late seventeenth-century almanac in Douce’s collection: The man pouring water from a vase next to a fountain in the … Continue reading

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Douce’s Baked Apple Pudding

I have just finished cataloguing Douce’s folders of woodcuts, which contain quite a few illustrations from late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century German almanacs. The autumn months are often represented by apple-picking: In one of his commonplace books, Douce wrote down … Continue reading

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Douce’s winter collection

The first snow this year fell in Oxford last night! Douce’s winter print collection has everything one may need to make the most of this season. From how to travel in style… … to what to wear to enjoy winter … Continue reading

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