August 02, 2012
Oliver Cromwell on air-brushing
In these days of air-brushed image, it's wonderfully refreshing to listen again to Oliver Cromwell's instructions to his portrait artist, Mr Lely.
No air-brushing is encouraged on this occasion. Though as you'll see, he didn't actually says, 'warts and all'....
'Mr Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint your picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughness, pimples, warts and everything as you see me. Otherwise I will never pay you a farthing for it.'
Posted by Mr Bojangles at August 2, 2012 06:48 AM