Wednesday, January 16, 2013

truculent and bibulous

For several reasons, but essentially I imagine because I am a ponce, I went to the Constable, Gainsborough, Turner and the Making of Landscape exhibition at the Royal Academy on Saturday.

Constable, Gainsborough, Turner are all very well but I was delighted to discover that the real father of British landscape painting was a "bibulous and truculent Welshman." Is there any other kind?

After too long, we have another Welsh Born Icon: Richard Wilson RA (Penegoes, Montgomeryshire, 1714).

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