Saturn wrote:I'd really love to be able to climb hills, mountains, walk country roads do a tour like Keats and Brown; sadly don't have my own Brown, someone able, and mad enough to do it with me.
MrsRsCat wrote:Hi Cath,
I must say Genius for Failure wasn't my favourite read. I found the writing rather dull and pedestrian and the illustrations shockingly badly printed. Nevertheless having shelled out I dutifully plodded through to the (gruesome) end.
I can't help feeling frustrated that the greatest Romantic poet - John Keats - and the greatest Romantic painter - John Constable - didn't bump into each other on Hampstead Heath where they were both living at around the same time.
Constable's earliest glorious cloud studies date from around 1821 but I can't help but feel he must have been au fait with the area before moving in.
Those sonnets were wasted on Haydon!
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