Monthly Archives: May 2013

Elizabethan Miniatures

With his characteristic reference of individual to type, Powell elaborates his evocation of Stringham, moving directly from Veronese to the style of Elizabethan miniatures: “His features certainly seemed to belong to that epoch of painting:  the faces in Elizabethan miniatures, … Continue reading


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Alexander receiving the Children of Darius after the Battle of Issus

The narrator introduces and describes Jenkins’ schoolboy friend Stringham: “He was tall and dark, and looked like one of the stiff, sad young men in ruffs, whose long legs take up much room in sixteenth-century portraits: or perhaps a younger … Continue reading

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A Dance to the Music of Time

A Dance to the Music of Time – Poussin A Question of Upbringing (QU) opens in late 1921 at Eton. The narrator, as yet unidentified, watches workmen around an outdoor fire on a snowy day. “For some reason, the sight of snow … Continue reading

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