What Do I Miss? What do I miss about England? Being in London for the day and taking a few minutes to pop into the National Gallery to see this picture. PatheosDwight2008-03-14T21:55:00-04:00March 14th, 2008|Categories: Patheos|7 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Exorcism and the Snakes of St Patrick March 17th, 2021 | 1 Comment The Chair of Peter: Furniture Matters… February 24th, 2021 Eliot’s Ash Wednesday February 17th, 2021 The Day I Met Mother Teresa September 5th, 2020 | 7 Comments Explaining Transubstantiation July 28th, 2020 | 0 Comments 7 Comments niggle March 14, 2008 at 11:32 pmLog in to Reply Who is she? Anonymous March 15, 2008 at 10:21 amLog in to Reply I love that picture too. The best surprise I had on my last trip to England (15 years ago!) was our visit to the National Portrait Gallery. What a fantastic museum, and what a wonderful look at people over the past few hundred years.The best surprise I had on the trip before that was a performance of the English National Opera (The Barber of Seville). Our B&B; proprietress told us how and when to get cheap tickets, and we didn’t know they performed in English. It was my first opera in English, and I had no idea what a difference it would make. Plus the company was amazing.I’ve never lived in England but I would love to visit again! It is sad to see so many depressing developments in England, but I hope that the English spirit will win over them in the end.Gail in Cincinnati bernadette March 15, 2008 at 6:35 pmLog in to Reply Portrait of a Woman, Robert Campin.Wonder who she was. His wife ? kkollwitz March 15, 2008 at 8:22 pmLog in to Reply Once again, aaaahhhh, Northern Renaissance. niggle March 15, 2008 at 11:36 pmLog in to Reply Ah! Robert Campin. I have his middle piece from his tryptich of the Annunciation for my March calendar. The creation of space in that work is quite awesome. I look at it when I’m supping and see that Max Beckmann must also have spent some time in front of it.The eyes in this one though are wonderful. Anonymous March 17, 2008 at 2:28 amLog in to Reply She certainly looks more German(ic) than English. Sherry W March 18, 2008 at 12:37 pmLog in to Reply Fr. Dwight:She is on my home office wall as we speak.Extraordinary how many of the portraits of the late 15th and 16th centuries makes you feel that you could almost touch the sitter. Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.