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Me (right) at home, by Franz Anton Bustelli


Interests centre on Art, mostly European say 500–1850. See also User:Johnbod at ILAE, an alternative account for edits connected with epilepsy, as I will be working over roughly the next year with the Wikipedia:ILAE Wikipedia Project, which has been running since 2020, aiming to improve the coverage of epilepsy-related articles on Wikipedia and is overseen by the International League Against Epilepsy. Previous WiR positions were User:Wiki CRUK John and User:Wiki at Royal Society John, my alternative accounts for edits made as Wikipedian in residence at Cancer Research UK (2014 - Feb 2015) and the Royal Society in London (2014). Also this blog on a project with the Metropolitan Museum Library, in New York, and this on one with the British Library.

I mostly write here; I don't do much pure editing. One day I will understand how and why to do a Non-breaking space, and after that maybe emdashes.

No social media in the 16th century. They had to make their own entertainment.

New articles & significant expansions or rewrites (most DYK)

Most recently:


Art history:

  • Paintings:
    Cardinal of Portugal's altarpiece

Work done on (among others), Pt 1

Cabinet of curiosities, Castle, art exhibition, museum,

list of museums
, art gallery, aquatint, etching, visual arts, Maso Finiguerra, Art of the Crusades, Dutch art,
graphic art
, engraving, Adam Bartsch, Martin Schongauer,
Chief Powhatan
, vernissage,
Albertina, Vienna
, Academic art, Rembrandt, Marcantonio Raimondi, faggot as epithet, monotyping, Intaglio (printmaking),
Hans Sebald Beham
, printmaking,
limited edition
, edition, provenance, artist's proof, Parmigianino, niello, woodcut, ars moriendi, drypoint,
Housebook Master
, Heinrich Aldegrever,
, paper & papermaking,
, goldsmith stub, wood engraving, Playing card, Hans Baldung, wallpaper, Andrea Mantegna,
Melancholia I
, Michael Wolgemut, Nuremberg Chronicle, Willibald Pirckheimer,
– and various Brit wc-ists, Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, Printing, Biblia pauperum, wet-on-wet, Printmaking, Woodblock printing in Japan,
, Timeline of clothing and textiles technology, Missal of Silos,
Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos
, manuscript, codex,
, mezzotint, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Christopher Columbus, Daniel Chodowiecki, Bestseller, Tabard, Unicorn,
Spread of printing
, Emblem, Livery, Medal, List of best-selling books, Obverse and reverse,
History of the book
, X-ray, Infrared, Working in layers,
Philip III, Duke of Burgundy
Charles I, Duke of Burgundy
, Mary of Burgundy, Heavy cavalry, Acheiropoieta, Icon, Angel, Chludov Psalter,
Byzantine aristocracy and bureaucracy
, Iconoclasm, Albrecht Altdorfer, William Dowsing,
Antoine, bastard of Burgundy
Louis of Gruuthuse
, Lithography,
schism (religion)
, Fashion, Hennin, Ozias Humphry, Exhibition catalogue, fig leaf,
Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai
, Two Venetian Ladies, Portrait of a Man (Self Portrait?), Typology (theology), Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle,
Genealogia deorum gentilium
, Salus Populi Romani, Romanesque architecture, El Greco,
Ammonian sections
), Fresco, Relief, Sumptuary law, Yellow badge, Man of Sorrows, Four Evangelists, Serjeant Painter, Master of Saint Giles, Mérode Altarpiece, Robert Campin, William Scrots, Accession Day tilt, Rubric, Saint Anne, Book of Kells FAR, High cross, Tomb of Antipope John XXIII now FA, Origins of opera, Frieze of Parnassus, William Torell,
The Visions of Tondal

Work done on Pt2

, Resurrection of Jesus in Christian art, Animal style, Sutton Hoo, Penrith Hoard, Ivory carving, Vetusta Monumenta, Leofric Missal, Tile, ,

New Categories

Category:Iconography, Category:English people of African descent, various sub-cats of Category:Illuminated manuscripts and Category:Renaissance humanism & -ists, Category:Early printed Bibles, Category:Medallists, Category:Printers of incunabula, some sub-cats of Category:Chronicles; Category:Art history by medium, Category:Art history books, Category:Artist authors, Category:Visual arts theory, Category:Indian painting, Category:Schools of Indian painting,Category:Art history journals,Category:Literature by women,Category:Statues of the Virgin Mary,Category:European court festivities,Category:Masques & sub, Category:History of Christianity by denomination, Category:History of Christianity by geography or ethnicity, Category:First seven Ecumenical Church councils,Category:Protestant councils and synods, Category:Church councils,Category:Eastern Orthodox icons of the Virgin Mary,Category:Medieval European sculptures, Category:Ivory works of art, Category:High crosses,Category:Swiss military personnel, Category:Bridges in Venice, Category:Families of post-ancient Rome, Category:Families of Genoa, Category:Italian–French translators, Category:Arts in the court of Philip the Good,Category:Medieval European scribes, Category:Calligraphers of Arabic script, Category:Romanesque Revival architecture, Category:Reliquaries, Category:Romanesque artists, Category:Artworks in metal, Category:Gold objects, Category:Silver objects,Category:Private collections & subs, Category:Sculptures by Donatello,Category:Contemporary works of art, Category:Stained glass, Category:American pottery and Category:Ceramics manufacturers of the United States, Category:French pottery, Category:Songs in classical music, Category:Etruscan ceramics, Category:German art movements & Russian & American, Category:Woodcut cutters, Category:Indian actor-politicians, Category:Show business memoirs, Category:Memoirs of imprisonment,Category:Mosaic artists, Category:Irish monastic foundations in continental Europe, Category:Chalices, Category:Bamboo, Victims/Category:Members of the Red Army Faction, Category:Books by John Ruskin, Category:Silver-gilt objects, Category:Engraved gem artists, Category:Hardstone carving,Category:Mock-heroic English poems, Category:Gian Lorenzo Bernini buildings, Category:Individual crosses and crucifixes, Category:Woodcuts, Category:Collection of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Category:English watercolourists, Category:Paintings in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Category:Objects of the Berlin State Museums, Category:Pilgrimage accounts, Category:Votive offering, Category:Vitreous enamel, Category:Terracotta, Category:Steel sculptures, Category:Female Christian clergy and religious, Category:Bronze Age art, Category:Islamic illuminated manuscripts, Category:Mughal princes, Category:Mughal art, Category:Dante Alighieri, Category:National Trust, Category:Individual garments, Category:British Library Royal manuscripts, Category:Collection of The Morgan Library & Museum, Category:NATO installations in Italy, Category:Dogs in art, Category:Cattle in art, Category:Individual clocks, Category:Paintings of the Madonna and Child, Category:Crucifixion of Jesus in art, Category:Japanese paintings, Category:Augustus in Ancient Roman sculpture, Category:Early Christian art, Category:Indian rock-cut architecture, Category:Monolithic churches in Ethiopia, Category:Lists of artists by biographer, Category:Composition in visual art, Category:Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Category:Directors of the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Category:Physical gestures of respect, Category:Paintings of Jerome, Category:Theistic evolutionists, Category:Armour collections, Category:Western plate armour, Category:Art Nouveau architecture in the United Kingdom, Category:Churches with elements of Anglo-Saxon work, Category:Sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider, Category:Medieval European metalwork objects, Category:Ottonian art, Category:Ottonian metalwork, Category:Ottonian illuminated manuscripts, Category:Chinese ceramic works, Category:Individual ceramics, Category:Pseudocereals, Category:Celtic brooches, Category:Individual doors, Category:Etchings, Category:Alabaster, Category:Naval war paintings, Category:Brooches, Category:Collection of Manchester Art Gallery, Category:Medieval crowns, Category:Bronze Age gold hats, Category:Munich Residenz, Category:Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Category:Nimrud, Category:Chinese furniture, Category:Tiling, Category:Roof tiles, Paintings by: William Etty, Augustus Egg,Paul Nash, William Orpen, Category:Manuscripts in Cambridge, Category:Still life paintings, Category:Pulpits, Category:Benin art, Category:French sculpture, Category:Islamic arts of the book, Category:German porcelain, Category:Individual pieces of pottery, Category:Meissen porcelain, Category:Georgian architecture in Ireland, Category:Georgian architecture in Bristol, Category:Renaissance prints, Category:Ancient Greek metalwork, Category:Anglo-Saxon artists, Category:Later Anglo-Saxon illuminated manuscripts, Category:Egyptian papyri containing images, Category:Glass works of art, Category:Indian iconography, Category:Chinese iconography, Category:Limoges enamel, Category:Historians of East Asian art, Category:Art historians by speciality, Category:Illuminated breviaries, Category:Dogs in paintings by Titian, Category:Gaddi family, Category:Historians of Indian art, Category:Roman altars, Category:Sculptures by Elisabeth Frink, Category:Clothing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Category:People of the Antikensammlung Berlin, Category:Waddesdon Manor, Category:Dulwich Picture Gallery, Category:Individual hardstone carvings, Category:Medicine in art, Category:Alternative chronologies, Category:Buddhist iconography, Category:Mauryan art, Category:Moneyers of ancient Rome, Category:Faience of France, Category:Sets of portraits, Category:Premiers peintres du Roi, Category:Paintings by Aelbert Cuyp, Category:Collection of the Cabinet des Médailles, Paris, Category:Drawings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Category:Popes from Venice, Category:Venice in art, Category:Amsterdam in art, Category:Byzantine illuminated manuscripts, Category:Sarnath, Category:Indian Buddhist sculpture, Category:18th-century Indian women singers, Category:Narasimha temples, Category:Bohemian Gothic sculptures, Category:Statues of the Madonna and Child, Category:Cupid and Psyche, Category:Individual patterns of tableware, Category:American art pottery, Category:Printmaking groups and organizations, Category:Cast-iron sculptures, Category:Collection of Southampton City Art Gallery, Category:Roman sculpture portraits of emperors, Category:Modern tapestries, Category:British Museum in media, Category:Individual vases, Category:Church treasuries, Category:Continental gardens in the English Landscape Garden style, Scottish, Category:Mannerist sculptures, Category:Statues of the infant Jesus, Category:Ancient art in metal, Category:Ancient Roman metalwork, Category:Ancient Celtic metalwork, Category:Ancient Roman jewellery, Category:Bone carvings, Category:Collections of museums in Pakistan, Category:Collection of the National Museum of Pakistan, Category:Ceramics museums in Italy, Category:Ceramics museums in Germany, Category:Drinking horns, Category:God the Father in art, Category:Duecento sculptures, Category:Islamic glass,

Barnstars etc

The Buddhism Barnstar
I've been seeing DYKs show up on intermittently Wikipedia:WikiProject Buddhism/Article alerts and with one exception it's always your name attached to them. Thanks for helping to improve these articles on Wikipedia. - Aoidh (talk) 03:17, 6 October 2022 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I know I'm very late to the party, but I wanted to congratulate you for your brilliant effort on
WP:TCC. I've been admiring your work from a distance and I have to say that you never fail to impress us! Wretchskull (talk
) 16:01, 6 August 2022 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
Italian Renaissance sculpture is really an outstanding new article. So beautiful. Superb effort! And started on my birthday! Thanks John! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:44, 6 June 2022 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
Thank you for a quality article about, Garden rooms. Bruxton (talk) 20:02, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
I've recently stumbled across your excellent contributions at Cut glass, Engraved glass and Gold ground. It is (almost) unbelievable that such basic topics lacked their own articles until you created them only weeks ago. I hardly ever give these things out but I just wanted to thank you for such impressive and important contributions. They are a reminder of just how much we all need to do here. —Noswall59 (talk) 15:49, 2 June 2021 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Thanks for your edits to the Galloway Hoard page, it's looking much better. Adamcoulson (talk) 20:18, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Thank you for being reasonable, fair and compassionate in a very harsh environment. Zakaria1978 ښه راغلاست (talk) 05:10, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
A belated recognition of your superb additions of images to the Weller Pottery article! Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 18:38, 4 November 2020 (UTC)
The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
Thanks for maintaining the integrity of the Wikipedia. Zakaria1978 ښه راغلاست (talk) 23:13, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
Thank you for your many articles such as William Ault which have improved our project! Keep up the good job! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:42, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
Thankyou for your hard work here over the years. Know that you are much appreciated John! †
09:53, 6 May 2020 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Just amazed by your work in Gupta art! Thank You for your valuable contribution to the Indian and other arts. Nizil (talk) 14:04, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
The Indian Culture Award
Thank you for your erudite and expansive contributions on Gupta art, as well as many other articles related to Indian culture (who else could so brillantly write about Māru-Gurjara architecture)!! पाटलिपुत्र Pat (talk) 17:39, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you kindly. Odd echoes of Private Eye in the LRB letters column. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:41, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
This is to thank you for your hundreds of high-quality art articles with equally stunning images that are so appreciated in the DYK column on the main page. It's a pleasure to promote your work again and again! Best, Yoninah (talk) 02:26, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Precision of a summation in exercision of the aggregation...
Johnbod's Law—nailed it!!! —SerialNumber54129 paranoia /cheap sh*t room 15:09, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
For your work with me on Ludwigsburg porcelain and for civilly handling my outburst. Vami_IV† 17:24, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
Thank you very much, Johnbod, for this comment which I think best sums up where infoboxes are/aren't needed and was put much more clearly than I have ever seen before. Well done and cheers, — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 01:25, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Thanks for taking the time to review Buckton Castle at FAC. It passed the other day and the feedback from everyone involved helped improve the article. Richard Nevell (talk) 09:29, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
The Hinduism Award
I appreciated your workman-like product at Gavaksha. No criticism intended. 7&6=thirteen () 17:45, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Core Contest - Second Prize
Congratulations to Johnbod for improving Sandro Botticelli for readers everywhere! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:24, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
Thanks for creating much-needed articles on Chinese ceramics! They're informative, thoroughly referenced, and beautiful! It's a pleasure to read your articles. Zanhe (talk) 20:25, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
The Socratic Barnstar
I, PericlesofAthens, award you, Johnbod, with this prestigious and honorary barnstar, in recognition of your refined rhetorical skills in debating others. Although you and I do not always agree, it is important to humbly observe those who possess greater skills of rhetoric and demonstrate logical, cohesive arguments in the perpetual mission to improve this, our Wikipedia. Three cheers to you! Pericles of AthensTalk 17:37, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
The writer's and reviewer's barnstar
For your suggestions and typically astute observations at the Vincent van Gogh FAC. Once again (this is becoming a habit), thank you. A small 15th c black book of hours in appreciation. Ceoil (talk) 16:04, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
For defending reason and the full range of scholarship from agenda pushers and people who invariably get hold of the wrong end of the stick, then want to beat everyone with it. Thank you! User:Urselius (talk) 15:09, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
First Prize
To Johnbod, for work on Ancient Greek art in the 2016 Core Contest. Well done! A voucher will be on its way soon....

Cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 14:01, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Lead Writing Award
To Johnbod, for some nice work on the lead of some art and history articles, particularly Italian Renaissance, which I felt was the best one I read. An Amazon voucher is on its way.... Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 11:22, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Thanks for all your contributions to the project (some of which I've used in class!), Johnbod, and merry Christmas to you and yours. Drmies (talk) 17:00, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
The Asian Month Barnstar
Thanks for your great contribution in
Wikipedia Asian Month 2015! --AddisWang (talk
) 14:35, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
For St Cuthbert Gospel which I read today and hung off every word. A glowing example of Wkipedia's best. CassiantoTalk 20:02, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
I don't know if you're the type to really care for shiny things, but it's a small token of my appreciation for your fine work on here over the years John! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:23, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
John, many thanks for your help at the "Your Voice on Wikipedia" event at the Science Museum on Wednesday. Arthur goes shopping (talk) 12:53, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
First Prize
Congratulations for really hitting Ottonian art out of the ground in 2014. Cheers, Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:20, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
The Wikimedia UK Barnstar
Your work at the Royal Society has been give this plug from the New Scientist
this WikiAward was given to Johnbod by Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) on 10:41, 4 April 2014 (UTC) for contributions to the UK chapter
The St Michael's and All Angels' 'Gong
For your work on St Mark's Basilica
Amandajm (talk) 08:06, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Ada Lovelace Award
Thank you for all of the effort you put into the Ada Lovelace events in October 2013. This is an award for supporting the Royal Society event in UK. --Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) 14:02, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Fine Arts
Thanks for improving the encyclopedia's coverage of art-related topics with your creation of the new World landscape article. Northamerica1000(talk) 13:03, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
The Million Award
For your contributions to bring Middle Ages (estimated annual readership: 1,733,000) to Featured Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. – Khazar2 (talk) 22:58, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
The Half Million Award
For your contributions to bring Rembrandt (estimated annual readership: 601,000) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Half Million Award. Congratulations, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers! – Khazar2 (talk) 01:13, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
The Real Life Barnstar
Thanks for your help manning the Wikimedia stand at the OpenCulture conference this week and being one of our ambassadors to the museum community. Jonathan Cardy (WMUK) (talk) 09:28, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

casing of art
Thank you for casing in your articles the treasures of art, books and knowledge, like some medieval manuscripts were luxuriously bound in gold, silver and jewels, – repeating: you are an awesome Wikipedian (17 December 2009)!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:05, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

The Epic Barnstar
For your recent work related to art history/manuscripts. Keep up the good work! Stalwart111 08:44, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
The 200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
It gives me great pleasure to garland you with this award. Many congratulations are in order, as you have become one of the
"Did you know?" section, increasing not only our knowledge but also beauty, by your focus on art. You have made a huge impact and are a great asset to the encyclopedia. --Gerda Arendt (talk
) 23:29, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
The Editor's Barnstar
Johnbod, it's people like you that make this project have value. Thanks for your fine, fine work. Drmies (talk) 15:29, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
Thanks for the copyedit to Shoulder angel – it was even more of a mess before I tried to fix it! Bearian (talk) 15:53, 11 October 2012 (UTC)
Core Contest Equal Third Prize
I hereby award this Antique Metal Wikitrophy to Johnbod for work on improving the Romanticism article in the March 2012 incarnation of the Core Contest! Wikimedia UK will be in touch shortly with details on the £30 voucher... Casliber (talk · contribs) 21:03, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Fine Arts
For excellent work in a collabrative spirit on
) 16:20, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
100000 Edits
Congratulations on reaching 100000 edits. You have achieved a milestone that very few editors have been able to accomplish. The Wikipedia Community thanks you for your continuing efforts. Keep up the good work!
The Writer's Barnstar
For a most excellent article on the Royal manuscripts, British Library. Top stuff! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:04, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for answering a silly medievalists art history questions, and putting up with my ignorance at times! EaldgythTalk 20:30, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
The GLAM Logo Barnstar
For your awesome contributions to Tipu's Tiger as part of a GLAM event. AshLin (talk) 17:49, 23 July 2011 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
They don't have a good visual arts related barnstar, I give you the original instead. I thank you for always being there for my occasional forays into art articles, and for your tireless paitence with an ecclesiastically minded person mucking about with your art stuff! EaldgythTalk 23:20, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
The Mistagged BLP Cleanup Barnstar
barnstar does not cite any references or sources.[1][2][3]
For your work with mistagged BLPs, thank you! The list is now empty with your help. Gigs (talk
) 05:29, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
The lopsided cups of good hope Visual Arts Barnstar
John, congratulations on main page, and its always a pleasure to look at and read your articles. Ceoil (talk) 20:16, 10 July 2010 (UTC)|}
British Museum
More than anyone, you deserve this.
23:53, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

User:Johnbod has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Johnbod's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear AniMate!

John Carter (talk) 14:41, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept


The Teamwork Barnstar
For your assistance in creating
15:03, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar

You get one for every 10K edits. Congratulations on the bus pass! Ty 01:33, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

The Barnstar of High Culture
Especially when you have to deal with me, the non-art historian and my bishops. EaldgythTalk 22:28, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Congratulations for your great article on the
St. Augustine Gospels! Amandajm (talk
) 06:23, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
The 100 DYK Medal  
For reaching the 100 DYK mark, I award you this medal. wear it with pride. Chris (talk) 15:33, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
The Barnstar of High Culture
Congratulations Johnbod for bringing The Raft of the Medusa to FA and for adding so much historical insight ...Modernist (talk) 01:12, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
Roman Catholic Church. I hope you will be there with me when we go for it again next time (after a few weeks). Thank you for your constant help and kindness. It has really been a joy to work with you on this most interesting project! NancyHeise talk
00:09, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

The Minor Barnstar
It wasn't a huge deal, but you were a pleasure to interact with. Cheers. — roux ] [x] 15:31, 16 October 2008 (UTC)
The Purple Barnstar
Because like this barnstar, you stand out with exceptional vibrancy!
) 20:33, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

The Medic Barnstar To Johnbod, for saving me in a time of difficulty! NancyHeise talk 01:41, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

The Barnstar of High Culture
What can I say! Once again, it was a real pleasure to work with you. Ceoil (talk) 17:48, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
The 50 DYK Medal
Fifty is nifty! Thank you for all of your work contributing to 50 DYK articles. People all around the world have benefited from all of your effort. Keep up the great work! Royalbroil 15:55, 13 March 2008 (UTC)
2008 Core Contest Winner Award
Let it be known that Johnbod was awarded Fourth Place in the first Wikipedia Core Contest. This award is based on his outstanding work in improving Raphael. Thanks for your hard work in making Wikipedia's core articles better. -Earthdirt (talk) 03:49, 7 March 2009 (UTC)
The Velázquez Barnstar of Cultural Transcendence
I Ceoil award this for past and future work on the great master. Its been an honour to work with you, sir. Ceoil (talk) 21:01, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
The Barnstar of High Culture
Congratulations on being the inspiration for the Nativity of Jesus in art article and doing such excellent work on it! Amandajm (talk) 11:25, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
Diligence Barnstar
I hereby award you this Diligence Barnstar for your diligence in spotting sloppiness which requires cleanup, and your general helpfulness in that regard. --Ludvikus 15:32, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
DYN? in 48 hours. — Zerida
21:41, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
To Johnbod, on the occasion of
05:12, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
The 25 DYK Medal
For your work in creating over 25 DYK, a belated 25 DYK Medal is awarded to you. Congratulations! Chris 14:23, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
The Epic Barnstar
Awarded to Johnbod for superlative work on the history of medieval art by Ghirla-трёп- 18:31, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
The Barnstar of High Culture
For your erudite and expansive contributions, and for making me laugh re: van Dyck and Brueghel [1]. JNW 16:00, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
The DYK Medal
23:26, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
I hereby award you this barnstar for all of your contributions to the
1300-1400 in fashion article--Tabun1015
02:20, 12 March 2007 (UTC)



/Life of Buddha
/seals /Medieval garden /Gardens /treading /chaperon /Byzantine dress /List of printmakers /Simple P list /Books v Works /table] /Stavelot
/Ice Age art /Science /Lining /Vices


Not me either – Boy from Al-Fayum, 2nd century, Warsaw. Encaustic on wood
GA reviewer visiting the Hermitage Museum
Henry Fuseli, The editor moved to despair at the inadequacy of Wikipedia coverage, 1778–79



  • ODNB
  • Getty Foundation, Union List of Artists' Names online
  • ref>Grove Art Online, accessed , 2007</ref>
  • Gordon Campbell, [ The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts, Volume 1], , Oxford University Press US, 2006, , 9780195189483

Paintings – Galleries

Paintings – Artists etc





Illuminated manuscripts


China and Japan


BL: Grabar, Oleg. Réunion des musées nationaux (France) Masterpieces of Islamic art : c2009. LC.31.b.7562 Brend, Barbara. British Library. The Emperor Akbar’s Khamsa of Niẓāmī / 1995. YC.1995.b.8037 ORW.1995.a.1942 q96/27961 DSC


Other Asian



Art general



Johnbod's Law

  • 5 refs on a line is almost always a sign of trouble.
LOL, let me second that. YamaPlos talk 23:32, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

To do:

Early Jazz

Sort out Genre art and genre painting!

Leaf crown, hunting lodge [2], Spiral fluting, Swiss waist, 16th-century Piedmontese engraver Georges Reverdy [fr; it



Disambiguation/articles needed: Garden of Love,

  • Aristotle and Phyllis: [3], [4]

Charlemagne vatican cross: Lasko, [5], [6], CA,

Too many articles:

Deletion some time: Merge tags added:

Stretched images: Image:Paoloveronese.jpg, Image:Raphael_missing.jpg and b\w version, Image:Charles I of England.jpg Offers to find/restore to correct aspect ratio very welcome!

Toys, gizmos

The Gavrillo Princip Award for exceptional efforts towards the total elimination of all HAPSBURGS Johnbod (talk) 22:43, 15 October 2008 (UTC)- Returned to sender

This is fun ; from it I learn that that the average time between my edits on Cabinet is 235.7 days. new edit counter

WP article view counter: This state of the art tool allows you to tell how few people see your work.

Ancient history: 2001 page views

Wiki tools

Where from, where to? Talk page archives (set for 34 months):

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For your own use, you might want to try out this tool that generates a citation from a PubMedID, PMCID, etc:

and this one for Google books:
Hope those are helpful. --RexxS (talk) 22:51, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
) 22:52, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • GLAMorgan tool - quick Baglama
  • WikiProject Cleanup Listings Very handy.
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# setting date prefs Fashion links

An increasing number of doctoral dissertations are also available in electronic form. Here (Swedish website, but not too difficult to understand, I think) is a collection of links to databases in various countries (Frankrike=France, Norge=Norway, Tyskland=Germany) containing dissertations and other university publications in electronic form. (The following section is for Swedish universities, and includes a link to the DIVA Portal database contains dissertations, other university publications, and unpublished undergraduate theses from several Swedish and Norwegian universities. Search can be filtered to only include doctoral dissertations. As on many of these sites, an English interface can be selected.) Olaus 11:56, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


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  • Peacock Prize: "He found the answers to his adolescent doubts in communication with the trees, the wind, and the Ocean… From the youngest years of his life, Michel de Séréville was impressed by the wild forces of nature.
(a paragraph striked out.Reason: bad grammar, spelling mistakes, no citations)

Things I've been called

a member of the "militaristic-artistic" faction
by Attilios and LoveMonkey, too many to mention, but then many people can say the same ...
(Chinese) ethnocentric....
a terrier
Hindutva thought-school
"highly irregular"
Don't argue with me you're not even Indian
you brain-dead American mutt


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Visual arts-related AfDs

PROD {{ XXX subst:prod|concern= reason for proposed deletion}}

1) Go to: Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Visual arts, edit and add article to list where instucted (in edit mode only), copying the line from last article, & changing the name (or using the example in the text at the top of the page).

2) Go to the article's listing at AfD (which must have been set up in the usual way), and add : THIS BIT>> {{subst:LVD}} <<  : It should go under the article details and above the nom statement, as it is a formal notice and not part of the debate. It will sign your name with date stamp automatically.

Please pass on to others. Mnemonic: List of Visual arts-related Deletions.

Template to use:



Tyrenius 00:18, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

The template can only be used for AfDs listed on Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Visual arts or the wording won't make any sense! Tyrenius 03:07, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

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