My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad

Currently reading...

Personal favorites

Search my library


Library Thing


Victorian Studies

Authors

Fine Arts

Buy Books!

Sitemeter

Amazon

« In League with Israel: A Tale of the Chattanooga Conference | Main | In case you're wondering »

January 09, 2015

Comments

Sonetka

I'm looking forward to hearing about the Richard Dadd book -- I've wanted for a long time to see one of his paintings in the flesh, so to speak (I've been told they look exponentially more amazing when seen in person). A bizarre story, though I can't help thinking wistfully that there's nothing like 42 years of confinement to let you really buckle down and get some work done.

I remember my grandfather writing me some withering letters about Emma Tennant's books back in the nineties (he was a big Regency fan, but her Austen sequels did not impress him). I hope this one is better than the ones he read.

Deb

Several years ago (if memory serves) someone brought a Dadd painting to Antiques Roadshow. The owner had no idea who the artist was. I can't remember what the appraiser said it was worth, but it was certainly more than the owner was expecting.

Deb

Here's a link (you may have to copy and paste into your browser). It was on the British version of the show:
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pd/r/dadd,_the_halt_in_the_desert.aspx

The comments to this entry are closed.