The only reason I’m posting this here is because it’s sinking down my Twitter page and yes, I was rather pleased with it. As usual pride goeth before a fall.
After a sabbatical I’ve once again taken up my urgent mission to caption artefacts from the world’s (or at least London’s) museums. To avoid the acute embarrassment of factual inaccuracy in a tweet, I called a very helpful fellow at the Tate Britain to determine the name of this statue. “The Eagle Slayer, by John Bell, 1851. Of painted iron. On loan from the V&A.” It was a little more than I could fit.
PS. It’s always nice to make someone’s day.