|Self Portrait with Bowler Hat - Paul Cézanne - 1883-87|
(Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, Copenhagen, Denmark.)
I wonder whether Cézanne saw himself like this:
A bowler is a sturdy hat with a rounded crown. The brim of the hat extends out a few inches and is similarly rounded. The origins of the hat date back to approximately 1850. The bowler hat got its name from the makers of the hat – Thomas Bowler and William Bowler.
Charlie Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy were famous in their bowler hats and Oddjob's razor-edged bowler was a lethal weapon in Goldfinger.
I've never worn a bowler; the nearest I can claim is to have been a leg break bowler in my cricketing days. I've also resisted taking up 'old man's marbles' - well so far anyway.
|Bowlers at the East Brisbane Bowling Club - 1906|
I have however had a go at the tenpin variety.
|Lone Bowler (not me) - UK Superbowl, Hartlepool|
Lately I seem to have spent a lot of time in the garden digging holes which brings me Bernard Cribbins.
Now I guess, like Barbar, it's time to tip my hat ans pass you on to others at sepia-saturday-142