Forthcoming Events

Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th July 2017
14th International D.H. Lawrence Festival, New College of the Humanities, London

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  • Whistlejacket Forever

    In my home hangs a two-thirds life-size reproduction of George Stubb’s almost life-size portrait of the second Marquess of Rockingham’s favourite race- and stud-horse, Whistlejacket. Painted in 1762, it resonates with every artistic and intellectual movement going from its own time onwards, and induces a meditation on life – horse life – and art.


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