The Official Web Site of
Jonas Maxwell
Current Las Vegas Time:
Supporting the God-given freedom America's Founding Fathers fought and died for!
 
Religion
print this page email this page to a friend
TIP: To view the enlarged images in a series, click the first image to enlarge, then move your mouse pointer over the right side of the enlarged image and click the NEXT button, or move your mouse pointer over the left side of the image and click the PREVIOUS button.

All Done with a Single Stroke of the Pen

Categories: ReligionArts


click to enlarge
This was an ink drawing published in the 1881 book Real Pen Work / Self Instructor in Penmanship (Knowles and Maxim, Pittsfield, Mass.).  Why the copyright date on the print is 1884, I can't explain.  According to one source, the artist was "expert penman" and co-publisher Alden Knowles
(http://paintalicious.org/2007/11/20/all-done-with-a-single-stroke-of-the-pen/).

You can download pages from this book including illustrations here:

http://www.iampeth.com/books/real_penwork/real_pen_work_index.html

This illustration is on page 42:

http://www.iampeth.com/books/real_penwork/real_pen_work_page42.html
(1754 x 1276, 558 KB)

Some doubt that is was literally created with a "single stroke", but that a single line comprised of multiple strokes is more likely.  One reason for the doubts is that "The ball point wasn’t patented until 1889..."  Another reference reads "In the 1870s, L.E. Waterman developed his famous three-channel feed, which provided smooth, controlled flow of ink during writing, and made the portable pen a practical reality."

In any case, it's an incredible work of art!


User Comments:
Cheezking - Dec 9, 2010 10:39:19 — The ultimate one liner was inspired by God. Funny thing is, it was`nt a joke! but a work of art!
Jonas - Dec 9, 2010 10:49:32 — I'm convinced that God placed some people on this planet specifically for the purpose of creating art. Michelangelo is probably the best example (he once said "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free"). Albrecht Durer is another...he must've been OCD. Maybe Knowles ...more
Ernest Zenone, Sr. - Apr 19, 2013 09:46:39 — I believe all gifts are from God. My 2 brothers had no formal training at all and were amazing artists in all mediums. Both became free lance artists and one brother, Carmen, worked for Lit Brothers and John Wanamaker's in Philadelphia in advertising art. I also love to draw (pencil) and my oldest ...more
Jonas - Apr 20, 2013 01:56:36 — "...all gifts are from God."  No doubt.  Looking at something like Michelangelo's "David", how can one argue with that.  There are so many incredibly talented artists that go unnoticed.  Thanks for sharing, Ernest Zenone, Sr.

"If you can't say something nice, let's hear it!"   — Joan Rivers

You got something to say about All Done with a Single Stroke of the Pen?

NOTE: A message sent through this form will not be sent privately to Jonas.  It will be posted on this page for the entire world to see.  Any responses will also be posted on this page, and you will not receive personal responses.  If you would like to send a private message to Jonas, send a message through the contact page.  He can ignore it much faster that way. (Just kidding!)

name
comments

NEXT: Seasons of Life

(8541)

kiva - loans that change lives
Kiva - loans that change lives
New Pages
ELP - An International Collaboration MUSIC ELP - An International Collaboration - I got out of music when I realized there are extraordinarily talented musicians in the world, and I wasn't one of them. Three of those musicians formed Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1970. I didn't listen to them until the mid-70s. "Karn Evil 9" perform... more (Updated Nov 4, 2017)

Tina S Cover of Ludwig von Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd Movement MUSIC Tina S Cover of Ludwig von Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 3rd Movement - If you don't know this piece, you'll think this is just another awesome, mind-blowing electric guitar solo. If you do know this piece, as Beethoven wrote it, you'll be blown away at the talent of this young girl (only 17 when this was published on Yo... more (Updated Aug 22, 2017)

Cover of the Week: Cowsills Hair MUSIC Cover of the Week: Cowsills Hair - Remember this song? I was a Cowsills fan as a boy, but I don't think I ever confessed it. Until now. There were two Cowsills songs that stand out: The Rain, The Park & Other Things and Hair, the Cowsills most successful hit. This 2007 live PBS telev... more (Updated Aug 18, 2017)

Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby Cover MUSIC Wishing Well - Terence Trent D'Arby Cover - Jolan sings 'Wishing Well', a Terence Trent D'Arby cover song.... more (Updated Aug 11, 2017)

Chase Holfelder Cover of Elle King's 'Ex's and Oh's' MUSIC Chase Holfelder Cover of Elle King's 'Ex's and Oh's' - Chase Holfelder cover of Elle King's 'Ex's and Oh's'.... more (Updated Jun 30, 2017)

 

home     media     calendar     faqs     contact

© 2010-2013 Jonas Maxwell. All rights reserved.