On a recent search for something else entirely, I came across these extremely silky, seductive, PINK portraits by Frank Cadogan Cooper.

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I can only imagine how reassuring these glossy squares of healthy, happy young woman could look after the First World War.

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(Violet Miriam Clay, Lady Vernon, in 1920 aged 25)


Each picture is a promise that the Somme never occurred and that the English idyll remains:


(The damsel of the lake, called Nimue the enchantress)

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