Liverpool's and Croker's verdicts on Horace Walpole are
too irresistibly delectable not to repeat.
Croker on Horace
From the Monamy & Walker conversation piece c 1730-33
About as authentic a Monamy painting as could be found.
A work of art is an otherwise useless artefact which I could not make myself.
A pile of bricks, an unmade bed, or an Alfred Wallis seascape are therefore not works of art.
à bout de souffle
macaulay on horace walpole
monamy website index
hervey & others on robert walpole
peter monamy and british art historians
Does this piece not drip with sarcasm ?
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