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Image of the day archive (December 2018)

 462px-Cscr-featured .png This page contains featured images that have previously appeared (or shall appear) as the image of the day.

December, 1


MURILLO Bartolomé Esteban 1650c Niños comiendo melón y uvas 639x900.jpg

Beggar boys eating grapes and melon / Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. – Between circa 1645 and circa 1655. – Oil on canvas ; 146 × 104 cm. – (Munich, Germany : Alte Pinakothek ; 605).

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter. Although he is best known for his religious works, Murillo also produced a considerable number of paintings of contemporary women and children. His work Beggar boys eating grapes and melon is housed at The Alte Pinakothek which is an art museum situated in the Kunstareal in Munich, Germany. It is one of the oldest galleries in the world and houses one of the most famous collections of Old Master paintings.



December, 2


BRISEIS PAINTER -480c Man kissing a boy (Louvre G278) 2240x2180.jpg

Kiss/ Briseis Painter. –circa 480 BC. – Cup ceramic, red-figure pottery;(Louvre, Paris, France).

Kiss is an example of Greek art dating from around 480 BC. This ceramic cup by the Briseis Painter is housed at the Louvre in Paris France. It is a Kylix (drinking cup), "a type of wine-drinking cup with a broad relatively shallow body raised on a stem from a foot and usually with two horizontal handles disposed symmetrically.


December, 3


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The melée / John Morgan. – Oil on canvas – (Private coll.).

December, 4


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The painter in the village / Laurits Andersen Ring. – 1897. – Oil on canvas ; – (Copenhagen, Denmark : National Gallery of Denmark ; DEP537).

December, 5


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Alexandre portant l’agneau / Gaston Goor ; illustration for Les amitiés particulières by Roger Peyrefitte


Gaston Goor (Lunéville, France, October 26, 1902–1977) was a French painter, illustrator and sculptor. Goor studied at the École des Beaux-Arts of Nancy and moved to Paris in 1925. He was a highly accomplished and controversial painter of boys. His principal patron for more than 30 years was Roger Peyrefitte. Goor illustrated many of Peyrefitte books and also made a number of works on various themes, many of which decorated the walls of Peyrefitte's Paris apartment.



December, 6


FRÈRE Pierre-Édouard 1876 Garçons de courses 543x568.jpg
Errand boys / Pierre-Édouard Frère. – 1876. – Oil on board – (Southport, United Kingdom : Atkinson Art Gallery).


Pierre Édouard Frère (Paris 10 January 1819 – 23 May 1886 Écouen), French painter, studied under Paul Delaroche, entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1836 and exhibited first at the Salon in 1843.

December, 7


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The slide / Pierre-Édouard Frère. – 1859. – Oil on panel – (Private coll.).


Pierre Édouard Frère (Paris 10 January 1819 – 23 May 1886 Écouen), French painter, studied under Paul Delaroche, entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1836 and exhibited first at the Salon in 1843.


December, 8


FRÈRE Pierre-Édouard 1879 Sur le chemin de l'école 702x900.jpg
On the way to school in the snow / Pierre-Édouard Frère. – 1879. – (Private coll.).


Pierre Édouard Frère (Paris 10 January 1819 – 23 May 1886 Écouen), French painter, studied under Paul Delaroche, entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1836 and exhibited first at the Salon in 1843.


December, 9


FRÈRE Pierre-Édouard - Après l'école 500x655.jpg
Leaving school / Pierre-Édouard Frère. – Oil on panel – (Private coll.).


Pierre Édouard Frère (Paris 10 January 1819 – 23 May 1886 Écouen), French painter, studied under Paul Delaroche, entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1836 and exhibited first at the Salon in 1843.

December, 10


KRÜGER Franz 1850a Beim Weihnachtsbaumholen 1984x2362.jpg
Cutting the Christmas tree / Franz Krüger. – Before 1850. – Oil on canvas – (Private coll.).

December, 11


FRÈRE Pierre-Édouard 1858 Jeune garçon courant dans la neige 565x899.jpg
Young boy running in the snow / Pierre-Édouard Frère. – 1858. – Oil on canvas – (Private coll.).


Pierre Édouard Frère (Paris 10 January 1819 – 23 May 1886 Écouen), French painter, studied under Paul Delaroche, entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1836 and exhibited first at the Salon in 1843.

December, 12


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The snowball fight (I) / Fritz Freund. – Oil on canvas

Fritz Freund was a German genre painter who was born in Darmstadt on 13 April 1859. He was a pupil of the prestigious Munich Academy. Freund specialised in 17th and 18th Century costume pieces set in period surroundings. His free and evenly applied palette shows a strong influence of the Northern European Schools. Freund particularly specialised in single figure studies displaying humorous character.


December, 13


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The snowball fight (II) / Fritz Freund.

Fritz Freund was a German genre painter who was born in Darmstadt on 13 April 1859. He was a pupil of the prestigious Munich Academy. Freund specialised in 17th and 18th Century costume pieces set in period surroundings. His free and evenly applied palette shows a strong influence of the Northern European Schools. Freund particularly specialised in single figure studies displaying humorous character.


December, 14


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blue by Dragonist

The BLogo is a graphic symbol for boylove that is widely used across the online boylove community. It consists of two blue intertwined triangles, one outer that symbolizes the man, and one inner that symbolizes the boy in a boylove relationship. Due to its shape, it is occasionally described as a "spirangle".


December, 15


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Snowman Boylover / Scruffy Lad. – December 1998.

Scruffy Lad created this card in December 1998 to commemorate the very first International Boylove Day.

Scruffy Lad was a quiet Boylove activist, who worked diligently behind the scenes. A kind and gentle man, who would often recount the cherished memories of his youth when he had been a loved boy. He began creating his cards in 1998 for the first IBLD and continued until 2007. His art is a lasting reminder of the joy, tenderness, and compassion that is within all of us.


December, 16


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Ho Ho Ho, Boys / Scruffy Lad. - December 2000.

Scruffy Lad created this card in December 2000 and it is the fifth in a series of 14 cards that he created to commemorate International Boylove Day.

Scruffy Lad was a quiet Boylove activist, who worked diligently behind the scenes. A kind and gentle man, who would often recount the cherished memories of his youth when he had been a loved boy. He began creating his cards in 1998 for the first IBLD and continued until 2007. His art is a lasting reminder of the joy, tenderness, and compassion that is within all of us.



December, 17


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King Cole / Scruffy Lad. - December 2001.

Scruffy Lad created this card in December 2001 and it is the sixth in a series of 14 cards that he created to commemorate International Boylove Day.

Scruffy Lad was a quiet Boylove activist, who worked diligently behind the scenes. A kind and gentle man, who would often recount the cherished memories of his youth when he had been a loved boy. He began creating his cards in 1998 for the first IBLD and continued until 2007. His art is a lasting reminder of the joy, tenderness, and compassion that is within all of us.


December, 18


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Title Unknown / Scruffy Lad. - Date Possibly: December 2003.

Scruffy Lad is believed to have been created this card for the December 2003 International Boylove Day and it is the eighth in a series of 14 cards.

Scruffy Lad was a quiet Boylove activist, who worked diligently behind the scenes. A kind and gentle man, who would often recount the cherished memories of his youth when he had been a loved boy. He began creating his cards in 1998 for the first IBLD and continued until 2007. His art is a lasting reminder of the joy, tenderness, and compassion that is within all of us.


December, 19


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Title Unknown / Scruffy Lad. - Date Possibly: December 2004.

Scruffy Lad is believed to have been created this card for the December 2004 International Boylove Day and it is the ninth in a series of 14 cards.

Scruffy Lad was a quiet Boylove activist, who worked diligently behind the scenes. A kind and gentle man, who would often recount the cherished memories of his youth when he had been a loved boy. He began creating his cards in 1998 for the first IBLD and continued until 2007. His art is a lasting reminder of the joy, tenderness, and compassion that is within all of us.



December, 20


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Title Unknown / Scruffy Lad. - Date Possibly: December 2007.

Scruffy Lad is believed to have been created this card for the December 2007 International Boylove Day and it is the twelfth in a series of 14 cards.

Scruffy Lad was a quiet Boylove activist, who worked diligently behind the scenes. A kind and gentle man, who would often recount the cherished memories of his youth when he had been a loved boy. He began creating his cards in 1998 for the first IBLD and continued until 2007. His art is a lasting reminder of the joy, tenderness, and compassion that is within all of us.


December, 21


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Joyous IBLD from BoyWiki!


December, 22


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The snowball fight (III) / Fritz Freund.

Fritz Freund was a German genre painter who was born in Darmstadt on 13 April 1859. He was a pupil of the prestigious Munich Academy. Freund specialised in 17th and 18th Century costume pieces set in period surroundings. His free and evenly applied palette shows a strong influence of the Northern European Schools. Freund particularly specialised in single figure studies displaying humorous character.



December, 23


HANSEN Peter 1901 På isen bag byen - Fåborg 1100x676.jpg
Children skating outside Fåborg / Peter Hansen. – 1901. – Oil on canvas – (Copenhagen, Denmark : National Gallery of Denmark

December, 24


MAYNE Jean 1903 La boule de neige géante 900x754.jpg
The giant snowball / Jean Mayne. – 1903.

December, 25


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Merry Christmas from BoyWiki!


December, 26


ANKER Albert 1873 Der Schneebär 600x358.jpg

L’ours de neige / Albert Anker. – 1873. – Oil on canvas.


Albert Samuel Anker (April 1, 1831 – July 16, 1910) was a Swiss painter and illustrator who has been called the "national painter" of Switzerland because of his enduring popular depictions of 19th-century Swiss village life.


December, 27


HANSEN Peter 1901 På isen bag byen - Fåborg 1100x676.jpg
Children skating outside Fåborg / Peter Hansen. – 1901. – Oil on canvas – (Copenhagen, Denmark : National Gallery of Denmark

December, 28


PIFFARD Harold Hume - The snowball - Guilty or not guilty? 550x717.jpg
The snowball : Guilty or not guilty? / Harold Hume Piffard. – Oil on canvas

December, 29


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Happy 22nd Anniversary to BoyChat!

BoyChat (or BC) is the longest-running boylove community on the World Wide Web. Started on 29 December, 1995, at Kasper's Free Spirits web site, it remains today largely in its original form: a single web board to which anyone can post under a nickname.

December, 30


MAYNE Jean 1903 La boule de neige géante 900x754.jpg
The giant snowball / Jean Mayne. – 1903.

December, 31


LEYENDECKER Joseph Christian 1911 Snowball fight 1036x1458.jpg
Snowball fight / Joseph Christian Leyendecker. – Published in The Saturday Evening Post, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 25 February 1911. – Drawing in color.