NOT ernotion-stirring. because it is so eye-contusing. the exhibition in aid of Russia is probably the most comprehensive collection of contemporary painting ever made. Everyone that anyone has ever heard of appears somewhere in the Hettf&rd
House catalogue. Running a linger down the names in one gallery alone one gets Matthew Smith, Paul Nash, Vanessa Bell. John. Ivor Hitchens, Ethel Walker, Kenneth Rowntree. Duncan Grant. Cedric Morris, Ben Nicholson, E. Wadsworth, John Armstrong, Leslie Hurry, R. Colquhoun, Barbara Hepworth — imagine another eight hundred names and you will have an approximate idea of the generosity of the selection.
Perhaps a little unfairly the " best people " have undoubtedly been put together in one gallery—the third room in particular is a feast of the great well-known. But what is really exciting about this exhibition is the discovery that the " lesser people " are not at all overshadowed by the great.
Hertford House provides the hint of much greatness to come.
Hertford House Angels Unawares and Franciscan Farewell. Two spiritual comedies. Angels Unawares is set in Spain of the sixteenth century, Franciscan Farewell is about St. Clare. Both are horn the imaginative pen of the Irish playwright. Aodh de Blacam, and vie teprinted from the Irish Monthly.