Handel remains one of the most important composers that England ever nurtured. Not only did his music have direct influence on his musical contemporaries, but his larger-than-life personality had a profound effect on the literary, visual and decorative arts as well.
A door is not a door “when it’s ajar”; so when is a cupboard not a cupboard and why were tills in rather than on counters? How did the chest with drawers become the chest of drawers and where do ‘withdrawing’ cupboards fit into all this?
Antony’s parents were Roland Penrose, the curator and biographer of Picasso, and Lee Miller, the photographer. Picasso painted her portrait six times and she photographed him more than 1,000 times and her images illustrate Antony’s entertaining and amusing account of life around Picasso.