Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Italian Primitive

An illustration of yesterday's Quote of the Day. Jennifer Harding holds the painting that has been hit by Pea-green's home-made bomb. Using the same plot device as Susan's Trying Term, it turns out that a valuable painting is hidden under a "gloomy study of highland cattle". Gabrielle is sure it is an Italian Primitive and worth a fortune. This illustration gives us a rare glimpse of Charlotte and Bill, and Gabrielle with her much villified ponytail. Susan looks fine, although at this point of the story she has had her eyebrows and eyelashes burnt off in the bomb blast and her face is covered in burn cream! But it's a happy ending, the burns notwithstanding. You can see the original highland cattle painting by clicking here.