Church architecture in Hertfordshire and elsewhere, art, books, and whatever crosses my path

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Quiz question - Stanley Spencer and Gilbert and Sullivan


Here's a question to puzzle and amuse any readers this blog might have.

The picture above is by Stanley Spencer. It's called 'Patricia at Cockmarsh Hill', and dates from 1935.

What is the connection between this picture and Gilbert and Sullivan? Here's something to listen to while you ponder; it's 'The Sun, whose rays' from The Mikado. It doesn't have to be this specific piece (I just happen to like it); it could be anything by Gilbert and Sullivan. However, it couldn't be any picture by Spencer.