The Lady Knight

Britomart and the magic mirror

Grey Hen With A Pen
Jun 8 · 8 min read
‘Self Portrait’ George Frederic Watts OM RA Photo Wikimedia Commons

What do you see when you look into the face of this young man? A romantic, a poet perhaps? To me, this sketch-like painting, the muted colours, the splash of light about his head and reflected in the collar of his shirt tell me this fragile young man is thoughtful, reflective, sensitive even. Although he is aware of his manly beauty, he has…