A blog about the life and works of Scottish writer Jane Shaw (1910-2000).
Monday, October 13, 2014
The Gallery at Knole (Claire)
In Chapter 9 of New House at Northmead, Claire Revisited, history enthusiast Lynette is fascinated with the stately home and makes many notes and draws sketches in her notebook to help her with her history essay. After finishing her notes, "she skidded down the highly polished floor to the other two, who, for lack of anything better to do, were studying Van Dyck's portrait of the fourth Earl of Claire that the present Earl had pointed out to them".