Bycatch from my Snark hunt:
- [left]: John Everett Millais: Detail from Christ in the House of His Parents aka The Carpenter’s Shop (1850).
Location: Tate Britain (N03584), London.
- [right]: Philip Galle after Maarten van Heemskerck: Detail from redrawn print Ahasuerus consulting the records (1564).
Location: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Of course this could be incidental. It is said, that Joseph’s head was modelled after the head of Millais’ father.
The word “snarking” already has been used in the year 1866.
Just in case you want to know the source for my avatar.
(My apologies for messing with Blake.)
Holiday may have played with Blake’s painting too.
I don’t know. There are better options.