Yesterday I chanced across the ‘Wool House’ at Somerset House. The week-long exhibition and series of events set up by the Campaign for Wool is dedicated to all things wooly. During my brief visit I had a spinning lesson with Sheila from Dovecot Studios and bumped into a familiar face from The Handweavers Studio. I’m going back this morning for more, armed with a camera. I’m just so sad to have missed the sheep parade!
Recently I was lucky enough to delve into the photography archives at the Courtauld Institute.
Amongst many amazing collections and individual prints, I came across this beautiful image of Sir Anthony Blunt, director of the Courtauld Institute (1947-74) and, incidentally, Soviet spy. This picture was taken in around 1970 in the ‘leaning house’ of Bomarzo Park, near Rome. I love how, in a moment of humour, Blunt doubles as a measure of scale and angle for the camera.
Image © Courtauld Institute of Art, London