About the author
Words and pictures:

(p.4) Woman in White
(p.7) Stanley Spencer
(p.31) Augustus John
(p.41) Cranach's Eve
(p.140) Gainsborough
(p.166) Mrs Dalloway
(p.188) Lucio Fontana
Gwen John

 Publisher and agent

 After Anjelica (detail)       

'If she had been a work of art, she would have been the Eve of Cranach, rather than the Eve of Spencer – at a moment before the serpent brought knowledge.' (p. 41)

Lucas Cranach the Elder (c.1472–1553), Adam and Eve (1526)

Cranach painting

Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, London