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Life at № 42

Pastoral Amusements

chevalfondu

Isn’t that room stunning? The tapestry you see on the wall on the left is the Cheval Fondu from the Amusements Champêtres series. It was thought to be Beauvais but is actually Aubusson. It used to be mine until it was sold around the time of the financial crisis. I love where it’s ended up and that so many people get to enjoy it at the stunning El Sitio restaurant at the Hacienda de Abajo hotel in Tazacorte (property of a man with exceptional taste, the Marquis of Villafuerte.)

The sale of the painting is looking like a real possibility if we can organise the logistics. In case it does happen, I’m going to make a gift to myself of La Bergère, which is smaller than Cheval Fondu, but from the same series. It’s already here at number 42 and was going to go to auction later this year- but I think it would look amazing above the stairs. there’s something naive and child-like about the design which I find very pleasing. Particularly how the animal she’s holding doesn’t really resemble any animal that’s actually existed. A cross between a squirrel and a cat.

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25 comments on “Pastoral Amusements

  1. kjennings952
    February 18, 2017

    That room is gorgeous. I love it when the details of a room sparkle to steal the show, anchored by the tapestry in this case. I always support you splurging on yourself 😉

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  2. foolsmusings
    February 18, 2017

    Ah yes the ever elusive scat :p

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  3. Esme upon the Cloud
    February 18, 2017

    The room is beautiful, but I really do like the smaller La Bergère. How old is it dear?

    – esme oving that such things are still being loved upon the Cloud

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  4. Esme upon the Cloud
    February 18, 2017

    *loving* – correct my spellink mishtake please!

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  5. acflory
    February 18, 2017

    Quite stunning, Pinky, but I have a question – when, where and /how/ did you become so very knowledgeable about the world of art? You seem much too young still. Or is that age-ist of me?

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    • Esme upon the Cloud
      February 18, 2017

      He’s has a LOT of botox.

      – esme pegging it upon the Cloud faster than usual

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      • acflory
        February 19, 2017

        lmao – foolhardy, Esme, but very funny. 😀

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    • Young? Probably because my gravatar picture is from Spain still. But you also have to remember my timeline is different to most. I passed my university entrance exams at 15, by 21 I was specializing and living in Spain. By 23 I was moving into Villa l’Africaine with Mike. Unlike most, art for me wasn’t a work day, it was day and night and everything in between 🙂

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      • acflory
        February 19, 2017

        Oh my god, Pinky…I actually didn’t know any of that! 15? At the risk of giving you a fat head…you are a very bright YOUNG man [still].

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      • In 1 year and 1 month I’ll be 40- so not young

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      • acflory
        February 19, 2017

        Shame on you Pinky! You should never anticipate your birthday, even by one, solitary second. Besides, men still look good at 40. 70 and above we may have to start calling you ‘distinguished’ instead.

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    • Esme upon the Cloud
      February 19, 2017

      I’d never say it if he weren’t so naturally pretty. I’m still expecting this mind you –

      – esme winking upon the Cloud

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  6. metan
    February 21, 2017

    If you look closely you’ll see that the creature is, in fact, Pepé Le Pew. 😉

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