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John Lavery (Irish, 1856-1941) - Anna Pavlova (1911).
Oil on canvas. Glasgow Museums: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The Observer critic wrote on 16 April 1911: “Mr. Lavery’s portrait of the Russian dancer, Anna Pavlova, caught in a moment of graceful, weightless movement … Her miraculous, feather-like flight, which seems to defy the law of gravitation.”

Southport, For a Holiday In Wintertime’, LMS poster, 1925

Ok, it’s seriously difficult for me to give credence to a poster portraying Southport as a place of bustling sophistication. This was a resort where I happily expended vast amounts on the arcades as a child and did - and saw - little else of note.