Monthly Archives: April 2015

General Conyers, if painted by Michelangelo

Jenkins visits the aging General Conyers. “His face had become ever more aquiline and ivory, the underlying structure of bone and muscle, accentuated by age, giving him an other-worldliness of expression…. At the same time there was a restless strength, … Continue reading

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Mrs. Erdleigh if painted by Longhi

When Jenkins encounters Mrs. Erdleigh at the Bellevue, she is wearing “a black coat with a high fur collar, a tricorne hat, also black, riding on the summit of grey curls. … This new method of doing her hair, the … Continue reading

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Charon Crossing the River Styx

Jenkins’¬†Uncle Giles died while living at the Bellevue, run by Albert Creech, whom Nick remembered from his boyhood at Stonehurst. In Nick’s memory, Albert had mythical status like “Mr. Deacon’s paintings of the Hellenic scene. Albert, I thought was like … Continue reading

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Luxuria, revisited

At Stourwater, Jenkins reencounters the Seven Deadly Sins tapestries,¬†Luxuria [TKO 120/117], and proposes that they be used as the models for the tableaux vivants to be photographed by Sir Magnus. [TKO 127-134/124-130] We have previously discussed the possibility that the … Continue reading

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