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We may not have met, but let me introduce myself. I’m Alexander Wainwright, a British landscape painter and a character in the novels of The Trilogy of Remembrance.
Although I live and work in London, I frequently visit New York. When in town, one of my favourite visits is to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Most recently, I saw the exhibition of photographs by Captain Linnaeus Tripe 1852-1860 taken on his visits with the British diplomatic corps in India and Burma. This exhibition is on loan from the British Museum. These delicate and exotic pictures are enchanting. They were taken by Tripe in the very earliest years of photography.
Click here to see more. The photographs in the exhibition.
Every year, the Met Gala is held and everyone is desperate for an invitation. I, for one, actually try to avoid loud and noisy gatherings, preferring the solace of a quiet gallery displaying the works of such an artist as Tripe. However…
I understand that this year’s gala is held on Monday May 4th and is not to be missed. I’m wondering if I mislaid my invitation. Or…could this be it right here? I do hope so!
Alexander Wainwright is the protagonist in The Trilogy of Remembrance [The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing.] He is also Britain’s finest landscape painter and traveller in Cyberspace.