This week we have a painting that we want you to reflect on. We printed it recently in an article of ours, but it seems powerful for so many reasons.

The Bubble Boy is a painting by the artist Paul Peel from 1884 that is housed in the Art Gallery of Ontario. We’re deliberately not going to write about the painting, except to say that it seems to us to be very poignant.

We’ll let you decide what exactly that poignancy may be….

What do you think? Do please share below.


The painting The Bubble Boy is included in the new issue of History is Now magazine – click here to download it and find out why (note – this is the iOS link; the Android release is imminent!).

George Levrier-Jones

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