I was pleased to discover the attached attractively meditative and gloomy picture of myself on Twitter, sitting in front of Thornhill’s copy of the Raphael Cartoons, with Reynolds in the distance. It was taken by Clare Hewitt for Apollo. She does a lot of work also for the Independent and New Statesman, all on analogue, which gives the images a particular aura:-

@clarehewitt_’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/clarehewitt_/status/1079408087067516929?s=09


3 thoughts on “Portrait

  1. afgrender@hotmail.com says:

    Charles you are much younger and better looking than this portrait! Nice article though and congratulations on being Apollo Personality of 2018.
    Happy New Year.

  2. Ivan Gaskell says:

    You certainly look great-and-goodish–a certain resemblance to the late Oliver Franks, who was also tall and imposing–but I agree that you look younger in person than in this photograph. But then after a certain point in our lives we all do…

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