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_________________________________________ John of England, (December 24, 1167-October 19, 1216), second son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, is perhaps popularly best remembered in legend as the sworn enemy of Robin Hood, the English folk hero who supposedly 'robbed from the rich to give to the poor'. _________________________________________ However, John's true historical significance is that in 1215 he was pressured by his barons to sign and seal the Magna Carta (Great Charter), the document that is considered seminal to the writ of habeas corpus, allowing the appeal of wrongful or unlawful imprisonment, and the rule of constitutional law as we in English-speaking countries know it today._________________________________________ Here we see John, that infamous and despised monarch of medieval England, sitting alone in his chambers looking simultaneously tired, discouraged and angry, brooding on the limitations the Magna Carta will impose on his royal prerogatives. To this day the English have never had another king named John._________________________________________Neo-classical digital oil portrait from an original photograph shot at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire in Guilford, Connecticut on May 22, 2010.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.