I’ve no real idea why this title popped into my head. There are a lot of contributing factors, not least spending the day at Chatsworth House would have added something to the pot.
Whilst on the subject of Chatsworth it was fascinating to see just what wealth in art these major English families hold. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Cavendish collection is that they seem to be adding to it with some judicious purchase such as a fine collection of Lucian Freud’s work. There was the usual gaggle of young art and design students wondering about the house making drawings and sketches and grounds making drawings and sketches and I sat down in the sculpture room to make my own little sketch of some fallen Greek soldier.