Little by little this thing is coming together. I got around the IE6
fuckup bug by redoing the layout as absolutely positioned DIV tags, rather than floated DIV tags. The only browser which will be broken by this will not load the stylesheet at all.
While studying up on some artists I came across Olga’s Gallery , a huge collection of scans of artists from all eras, from all over the world. Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Titian, all four Brueghels; well over a hundred artists and over a thousand works of art.
This is the only place on-line where I have found Ivan the Terrible and His Son by Repin, scanned with any skill at all.
And so to bed.