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  • in reply to: Lenkiewicz’s 10 Greatest Paintings #8039

    Keith
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    There's no way that I'm going to stick my neck out and say what I think are Lenkiewicz's best paintings, but ten that I particularly like are (and I hope that I've got the titles right; I'm sure you'll correct me if I haven't):-Anna Navas in Ivory Shawl with Lanterns (you couldn't expect me not to include that one)The Bishop and The Painter Dancing to MahlerBishop in Stoke Damerel ChurchyardThe Burial of John KynanceDiogenes and Belle at Prayer with ChairsKaren Ciambriello with CandleLes and Harry at Jacob's LadderThe Last SupperPlymouth Mourning over its UnfortunatesSelf-Portrait with Self-Portrait at NinetyI must explain that I only discovered Lenkiewicz's work a couple of years ago, having been dimly aware of his existence for some years before that. I don't live near Plymouth and I've only ever seen photographs of his work (and of a small portion of his output at that), so this list is probably open to considerable criticism from the more knowledgeable of you. Of course, I'm looking forward to seeing what's on your lists.

    in reply to: "The Greatest Painting in Britain" #8001

    Keith
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    I'd forgotten about the Michael Foot portrait. I've emailed my revised nomination

    in reply to: Possible Money-Making Scheme for the Foundation #7780

    Keith
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    Of course, if probate has been granted, then the will has become a public document, and anyone can pay their fiver and get a copy, together with details of the value of the estate.From memory, ROL did say that he was expecting to go to prison for tax evasion, although that would still have left him owing all the arrears of tax.

    in reply to: Possible Money-Making Scheme for the Foundation #7778

    Keith
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    I'd always assumed that the one of the major problems is that probate probably hasn't been granted yet. Before that can happen, the value of the estate has to be determined and any inheritance tax paid. From

    in reply to: Not obsessed by Project 20 #7675

    Keith
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    In point of fact, I don't think the material even has to be donated to an archive to qualify for exemption from Inheritance Tax. There have been a number of such cases in recent years where works of art, etc, have remained in private hands with a guarantee of public access, although that often seems not to have materialised.No such problem should arise in the case of the

    in reply to: Titles of Lenkiewicz Pictures #7690

    Keith
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    As I’m not too familiar with the conventions of the art world, I realised that this might have been a stupid question, but I hoped it wasn’t too stupid to merit an answer; would anyone care to prove that it wasn’t?

    in reply to: How Many Books Did ROL Own? #7684

    Keith
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    I thought ROL’s figure was too good to be true. Still, the actual total compares very favourably with Gladstone’s library of 32,000 volumes, and, of course, that’s still available for consultation over a century after his death.

    in reply to: £30,000 – is the offer still open? #7630

    Keith
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    Although she was tried at Chelmsford, Ursula Kemp actually came from St Osyth, a village on the coast a few miles away. According to one report last year, it seems that there are some people there who’d like to see her return –

    http://www.thisisessex.co.uk/essex/archive/2003/02/21/news52.D_21_02_2003_rn_14_h_St_OsythVillages_fears_on_witchcrafZM.html

    Does anyone know if ROL owned a copy of the account of the St Osyth witches that was published shortly after their trial?

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