Friday, June 27, 2008

Full circle

Having posted on James Bond spotting Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington in Dr No’s lair, we made an effort to see it when we were in the National Gallery in London. It wasn’t there. No label, no conservator’s note pinned to the wall, nothing. We asked a guard but not much luck there either. Assuming it wasn’t still with No we purchased a postcard and moved on. Today at the Prado in Madrid we found the Duke showcased in a large Goya exhibition. To quote 007, "So that's where that went"