Tuesday, 7 April 2009

My, Susanna, how you've grown!

There's a painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, a portrait of one Susanna Hope.



When part of this portrait was used on the cover of a novel recently, a touch of inflation seems to have gone on.



Wright, by the way, is responsible for the famous and unpleasant painting 'An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump', as used on a now out-of-print edition of Frankenstein.

4 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

peter prince cover is beautiful and the breast enhancement helps that...

Sarah said...

I was thinking it looked more like she's had a couple of chicken fillets stuffed under her skin... ow.

Robert Hanks said...

"Experiment with an Air-Pump" gets about - it was also used on my Penguin Classics copy of Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

Ta for the Splash.

Robert

JRSM said...

For a moment there I thought the experiment with an air pump you were referring to were the inflated breasts, and I was wondering why Penguin had boobified poor old Hume.