Being an ex-banker, I still take an interest on monetary issues and the announcement yesterday that he and the Fighting Temeraire are going on the new £20 note made me very happy indeed!
Went to the National Gallery today and spent some time in room 34 and their Turners.
Enjoyed his early work Dutch Boats in a Gale. ‘Powerful’ seems a little inadequate as a description. The dark sky was so menacing, it made you wonder whether they could have survived. Good piece abputvitvfrom Jonathan Jones back in January:
The really funny moment of the day came from me trying to convince a chap that Rain, Steam and Speed wasn’t ‘shit’ – don’t think either me or his wife could convince him!