Monthly Archives: August 2015

Gericault’s Raft of the Medusa

Géricault’s  Raft of the Medusa Nick enjoys lunching with the Free French at their headquarters in London.  “Their headquarter mess in Pimlico was decorated with an enormous fresco, the subject of which I always forgot to enquire. Perhaps it was … Continue reading

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A Corot landscape Nick and Flynn are flown to Normandy in the company of military attaches from allied nations across the globe.  They drive through scenes of recent battles, evidenced by wrecked armored vehicles strewn across the landscape.  “This residue … Continue reading

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Polish Portrait Painters

Jenkins served for a time as a liason to the Polish Army in Exile. He describes Michalski, one of the Polish aides-de-camp of his acquaintance: “Of large size, sceptical about most matters, he belonged to the world of industrial design — … Continue reading

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Emotional Colors

Stringham tells Nick about the time Lord Bridgnorth’s butler served macaroni to His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught but failed to provide a plate on which to eat it. “I shall never forget my ex-father-in-law’s face, richly tinted at … Continue reading

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