I went to The Wallace Collection on Tuesday to find an eighteenth century French painting Diderot might have written about in his Salons. This is the kind of thing I do now my Art Writing MA has begun. I decided on Greuze’s Votive Offering to Cupid (1767) and bought a slide (below) to refer to, only to get home and realize my scanner won’t enlarge it for me and I don’t have a lightbox or a loupe or any of those things you’re supposed to have for slides.

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