Ilustração de Raquel Roque Gameiro Ottolini (1889-1970) para O Livro do Bébé (1917; 3.ª edição, 1925), com versos de Delfim Guimarães (1872-1933).
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what a wonderful collection you have
Thank you so much for your comments, dear Lily. The collection may, arguably, be wonderful but we owe it all to the skills of the Portuguese artists who created such wonderful works...
i have you to thank for teaching me much about portugal that i did not know before.
i would love to visit one day as i somehow feel deep ties to it
Thank you for sharing your approach to Japonisme, through your comments and selection of images...
I forgot to draw your attention to a 4 minutes long video that may interest you: http://www.aquanattur.com/ (select imagens and them click on video, below, left). It, somehow, has a feeling of Japonisme, to me.
By the way, I would assume that the mayor of S. Leandro has a Portuguese background, given its name. I just posted an image about California, which I "unearthed" from my archives... Enjoy, if you did not know it before. Later today (still need to select and scan all the images) I will write a small post on peculiar aspects of your State... Cheers!