Monday, February 3, 2014

Dr Johnson's House

So, here it is at last:


As seems to be my habit, it has rather a long-winded title:
Dr Johnson, his House in Gough Square and his Cat, Hodge
No idea whose dog it is terrorising poor Hodge, though.
His dictionary assistant up in the garrett looks a bit annoyed, so maybe it's his.

The windows at No. 17 all have elegant indoor shutters which I have recreated here using pieces of photocopied cut up Johnson dictionary. I don't think anyone would actually notice these slivers, but I know they're there. I needed to get the great man's great work in there somehow!

Blind Miss Williams is in the window with Johnson's less well-know cat, Lily.
The puddles and pigeons are very London, I think.

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  1. Hi Amanda, I've been following your blog for a while and always enjoy seeing your projects both ongoing and finished. This is beautiful, so full of little details. I love that you can actually see some of the goings on inside the house.

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  2. Amanda just to say how absolutely wonderful your painting of Blake's Cottage is......I have been there and it brought back so many fine memories of him and his fabulous work.

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