Hills and valleys

Sunday, February 12, 2006

This is my latest drawing, of Baddesley Clinton. One of my fave national Trust places in the Midlands, just south of Birmingham. I drew this from a photo I took a few years ago. This was one of my havens of peace when I lived in the Midlands. As well as having a moat around it, it also has a most unusual painting in one of its rooms, that of a young woman standing on a large tortoise(or is it a turtle?). There is an interpretation of this painting, which is that the tortoise represents the 'ideal' that the woman should be very slow to leave the home, where she should be content with her duties!


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