Tuesday, 17 November 2009


Whistlejacket by George Stubbs, in the National Gallery, London 2009

Took Erbie to see George Stubbs, Whistlejacket in the The National Gallery yesterday and he said ‘neigh neigh’, impressive you may think for a 14 month old, but not if I let slip that’s more or less all he’s been saying since before he was one!


Marie said...

Ha ha, that story tickled me nicely this morning. And the picture is lovely.

Mrs Trefusis... said...

So sweet. I really love Whistlejacket - there was a wonderful Stubbs exhibition on at the National Gallery some years ago - not long after they acquired Whistlejacket, and it was fascinating to discover more about how he worked.
You've reminded me that I should really take Trefusis Minor and his sister to see it - I'm sure they'd like it as much as Erbie

Chic Mama said...

How great to have the N.G on your doorstep. My son loves it there.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Oh Blimey, I saw the post header and thought you had bought a jacket from Whistles - gutted!

everybodysaysdont said...

Beautiful pic! And I'm still impressed, he's a great boy! xxx

goonerjamie said...

Got to admire the kids sense of timing though.

westendmum said...

Glad to have tickled you.

@MrsT @chicmama
I should really take Erbie more often too, The GR and I were going to 'do' a picture a week, (learn and tell one another about) we managed it once!

You just made me laugh out loud, sorry to disappoint!

I've been meaning to ask: everybody says don’t what?

Been driving with any baboons lately?

everybodysaysdont said...

Everybody Says Don't - is the name of a song by Steven Sondheim. I like the song, and when I mentioned starting a blog most people (well 2 friends) said "Don't!" so the blog name was born!! x

Z said...

My daughter knew all the sounds animals made long before she could talk. I'd say "cow", she'd say "moo." Etcetera. It didn't occur to me to take her to see Whistlejacket though.

Single Supplement said...

did you see the amateur portrait photography exhibition, I wonder if its still on?

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