Category Archives: Art, Photography & Sculpture

Roundup: Letter, Exhibit and Two Recommendations

–A letter from Evelyn Waugh is on offer on the internet. The description and text appear in this posting by the seller Rooke Books: An autographed signed letter from Evelyn Waugh to Eileen Mayo, in the original envelope. Envelope is … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Roundup

–The BBC has reposted a 2022 episode of its art series Fake or Fortune. This involves a drawing said to be by the painter Modigliani that was owned by Waugh’s friend Sacheverell Sitwell (brother of Edith and Osbert). Here’s an … Continue reading

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New Issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies Posted

A new issue of Evelyn Waugh Studies, the Society’s journal, has been posted. This is vol 54.2 (Autumn 2023). Here is the summary by the Society’s Secretary Jamie Collinson: I write to provide you with Evelyn Waugh Studies 54.2 which I can … Continue reading

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Roundup: Kitsch, Photos and a War

–Last week, a group of Waugh scholars convened by Zoom.com to listen to and discuss a talk by Professor Taichi Koyama on the subject Waugh and Kitsch. Here’s a description of Prof. Koyama’s presentation: Evelyn Waugh’s novels, from the earlier … Continue reading

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Bastille Day Roundup

—Architectural Review has reposted its June 1930 article by Evelyn Waugh about the buildings of Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. Some of this was included in Waugh’s  contemporaneous travel book Labels, but the magazine article appears to be more fully illustrated. … Continue reading

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4th of July Roundup

–The website LitHub.com has a story about a proposal by the former royal couple Harry and Meghan to Netflix for what sounds like a prequel to Great Expectations. Should that fail to be commissioned, the LitHub reporter Janet Manley has … Continue reading

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Rossetti Reviewed

Waugh Society member Milena Borden has kindly prepared the following review of the Dante Gabriel Rossetti exhibit currently running at the Tate Britain museum. This was mentioned in previous postings. The review is entitled “What Is Wrong with Rossetti?”: The … Continue reading

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Roundup: a Painter, a Photographer and a Satirist

–This quote appears in a recent collection of essays entitled Antisemitism, Islamophobia and the Politics of Definition edited by Prof G D Cohen of Rice University: In June 1945, the British diplomat and man of letters Harold Nicolson admitted that … Continue reading

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Pre-Raphaelite Exhibit at the Tate Britain (More)

An article in The Times reviews the upcoming exhibit of the Rossettis. (See previous post.) This is by Laura Freeman who cites Waugh’s earliest published work. Here’s excerpt from the beginning paragraphs: …I’m not alone in my pre-Raphaelite prejudice. Evelyn … Continue reading

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Roundup: Piers Court Auction (yet more)

–The national quality press has finally picked up the story of the upcoming auction of Piers Court. The Guardian has posted an article by Rupert Neate which explains how the sale came about: The house was last sold for £2.9m … Continue reading

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