Denton Welch and His Fine Georgian House

I have been under the attack of a terrible Denton Welch fever, ripping through every scrap of his writing that I can find, and I recently remembered a WOI article from a couple of years ago about Welch that had this photo of him seated before his arresting Georgian house:

Here it is, in the collection of the museum of childhood, which is part of the V&A in London:

He restored the house after finding it in the basement of a friend's family estate, and managed to determine its provenance and date, 1783. He was a great junk hound, and managed to find a pair of these 17th century angels, if memory serves, in some wildly modest place, like a car repair garage:

We were so clearly meant to be friends. I rail against our separate fates.

Apologies for the rough images -- there isn't very much material available relating to Welch.

1 comment:

nil blur said...

Thank you for turning me on to Denton Welch! I'm in the middle of "Maiden Voyage", and I love it. Hard to describe it's appeal, so dry in a way. But I know there's a lot going on under the surface, and the descriptions are beautiful. Plus, I have no idea where it's going.

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