Simonetta Vespucci

Last night I purchased this incredible little painting. It is a copy of one of my favorite paintings of Simonetta Vespucci by Piero di Cosimo painted around 1490. I have always adored miniatures but sadly this is only the second such item in my collection. Painted around the turn of the century many of these were produced but the quality varies with the artist. This is a very special piece and I intend to make a necklace which will compliment it. 


Fremantle Prison

Image 1; Exercise yard in the solitary confinement block. The prisoners were brought through here to be executed and due to the illiteracy of many of the inmates the 6 & 16 have been omitted from the wall as they were seen to represent the hang mans noose.
Image 2; Metal roof of the solitary confinement block.
Image 3; Art on the wall of one of the exercise yards.

Fantastic mural down a side street in Fremantle.