Sunday, April 18, 2010

Carlo Gatti

A picture of Caro Gatti I just drew as a small commission. He brought ice-cream to the masses in Victorian London. I've been a bit obsessed with that story since I went to the London Canal Museum years ago to see their disused ice well (a big hole in the ground, basically, used to store imported Norwegian ice).
The hoof-like foot is an accident due to artworking speed.


Fr√łydis said...

Probably imported from Nesodden, where I used to live! They made fake lakes so the could saw out blocks of ice and ship them to Britain. They're still there, we used to skate on them.

Viviane Schwarz said...

Oh really? Wow! That's somehow very amazing. All that effort, of course there'd still be traces...
I especially remember the huge ice tongs, they have some in the Canal museum.