Friday, November 23, 2012

First a Kiss

First Kiss, from a Victorian genre painting by Meyer von Bremen. The button is is also know as "Pay Toll Here". Stamped brass, pierced and mounted over a painted metal background.

Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen, 1813-1886. Johann Georg called Meyer von Bremen, born in Bremen, October 28, 1813. Genre painter, pupil of Düsseldorf Academy under Karl Ferdinand Sohn (1805-1867, Cologne) and Friedrich Wilheim Schadow (1789-1862, Düsseldorf).

“Will Holmes and I went down to Bergin Today and got a load of seed barley off Geo. H. Wilcox.  Rained a little this forenoon but none this afternoon/”

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