VerMeer's Geographer

VerMeer's Geographer
The Geographer, by Vermeer, c. 1669


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  1. Can't say I approve of icons (praying before/to them, that is), but, this is a beautiful one of THE St. Nichlas (yes, THAT St. Nick) just in time for St. Nicholas' feast day (according to the Western calendar). He was a bishop in Myra (modern day Turkey) known for giving secret gifts...(and freeing slaves too), and a contemporary to Constantine. Of Christ-like character, GREATLY beloved in his own day, and ever since.