A grey morning in London. But seriously grand goldwork on the cuff in the window of a military tailor in Mayfair.
En route to the National Gallery pass Dolce and Gabbana. Jeans with a Bollywood sparkle.
At the National Gallery am delighted to find the catalogue of Phantom, an exhibition by Alison Watt two years ago that I really liked. Couldn't afford the catalogue at the time but now it has found its way to the Sale Table.
Have thought a lot about the inspirations to these extraordinary paintings as we've worked on Stitch
and the British Sari Story. Especially Madame Moitessier's dress (Ingres 1856)
And the folds of fabric in Zurburan's monks' habits - in particular this one, Saint Serapion (1628).
Her own, huge canvases, which she was painting at the National Gallery at the time of the exhibition, are stunning.