Tuesday, 19 July 2011
In Tin Trumpet (1836), H Smith wrote: "An old rake who has survived himself, is the most pitiable object in creation.", which makes the choice of the word (by anyone with a feel for language), a strange one as the heading for any fashionable enterprise. Today's picture is William Hogarth's The Rake in Bedlam, from which, of course, he did not emerge.
Posted by NJS at 09:10