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It must have been my donation!

It was, of course, my two pounds, or whatever it was, that put this over the top. But I'm so happy to report that the John Donne portrait in the National Portrait Gallery has been saved.

http://www.artfund.org/news/441

Don't you love his long fingers? And such a big nose... oh, Mr. Donne, no wonder so many of your poems were about sex...

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Jun. 21st, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Heh. Yes, I don't think JD looks sexy, so much as he looks as if he knows about sex. And I like your distinction that it's poetry about love, not love poetry... But it is a very compelling portrait and it's great that it's been saved.
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Jun. 21st, 2006 05:44 pm (UTC)
maybe it's being *cough* of a certain age (both of us) that adds insight? For all that his early poetry in particular is "young man's" coterie writing, ie showing off his knowledge and prowess to all his friends, AND that many of the component parts - even plot lines - are cribbed from Ovid (I could give you chapter and verse...), looking at his portrait makes me think that he knows what he's writing about :)
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