Detail from Joseph Highmore, The Family of Sir Eldred Lancelot Lee, 1736, Wolverhampton Art Gallery Published March 12, 2012 at × in Welcome to the website of Dr Jacqueline Riding, art historian, historian, editor, adviser and author. Detail from Joseph Highmore, The Family of Sir Eldred Lancelot Lee, 1736, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
I’m interested in the painting The Family of Eldred Lancelot Lee and Family at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. As part of the Poetry Readers’ group in the town, I’m considering writing a poem about it (for performance in art gallery in August). I’m particularly interested in the detail of the squirrel. Would you know anything about why this was included? Does it have any particular significance? I read on your website that you delivered a paper about this painting — is there anywhere I could access it to read it?
Best wishes, Jane Seabourne
ps: congrats on your Ph D