Yesterday was a lovely day, spent at the Fitzwilliam Museum with my friend L who lives near Cambridge. We saw the exhibition of Netsuke: tiny, exquisite, curly-whirly genius in every piece. Some of the figures reminded me fiercely of Michael. The newly refurbished Greek and Roman galleries are coolly organised and spacious and a joy to wander in. A selection of Sargent, Sickert and Spencer had much that was no more than pleasant (or unpleasant in Spencer's case), but the luminous clarity of a couple of portraits - including the one here - and one architectural study by John Singer Sargent continues to glow in my head.
Passing between galleries, as rain alternated with sunshine and provided some nice lighting effects, we took in the Sculpture Promenade in the museum's front garden. Some pieces currently displayed work exceptionally well there. The one in the foreground above is by Rob Ward. More of these, and some other quick glimpses of Cambridge (no photography allowed inside the museum, alas) in my small photoset.