Nostradamus Portrait and Ephemera

nostradamus

This portrait was painted in the 18th century and the artist is unknown. I wonder what the artist used as a reference considering it was painted two centuries after his lifetime. What we really recognize is the HAT. The guy could be anyone but we know him because of his chapeau.

nostradamus ephemera

Here’s the cover from his famous book of prophecies written in 1568. Like most people, I don’t understand the quatrains but I find them interesting. Actually, the art is what is really interesting which is why I built this site!

nostradamus brochure

This is a 1943 pamphlet written in German and published by British intelligence using a Nostradamus prediction that Hitler would fall from power. Just another attempt to try to bring down the Third Reich from within their own country. The propaganda machine never sleeps!