Happy Father's Day



Peace Concluded, 1856 by John Everett Millais, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

This scene marks the end of the Crimean War and the return home of the soldier to his family. On the mother's lap, four animals from the toy Noah's Ark represent the four belligerents: Britain (lion), Russia (bear), the Ottoman Empire (turkey), and France (rooster). The father holds the newspaper that announces the end of the war.

This post is in honor of all the fathers (and mothers) who sadly cannot celebrate with their families because they are still fighting a war.