Young Mr. Garrow with a Squirrel (1765) or Andrew Buchan, re-incarnated

24 May, 2011 at 10:56 am 4 comments

Regular readers of this blog will be acquainted by now with Mr. William Garrow, groundbreaking British lawyer, as portrayed by the very dashing Andrew Buchan in the highly successful BBC TV series “Garrow’s Law” (no, I don’t get paid to promote it. I just really love that show).

Here’s a picture of Mr. Garrow/Buchan  (without a squirrel, as you’ll notice):

While trawling the internet for information on children’s lives in the 18th century, I came across the following painting by John Singleton Copley. It was painted in 1765, and is titled “Boy with a Squirrel”.

I saved this picture under the name  “Young Mr. Garrow and his pet squirrel Silvester”. And I do admit that I’m beginning to have second thoughts on the subject of re-incarnation…

As we’re already talking about “Garrow’s Law” – please confirm series three officially already, BBC! The peasants are getting restless; I’ve already bought anti-rust spray for my pitchfork!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. One More Stitch  |  24 May, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Well spotted!

    You should send this to Mr.Buchan.

    Reply
    • 2. Molly Joyful  |  24 May, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      I’d actually be very curious to learn if one of his anchestors had a pet squirrel! The likeliness is uncanny.

      Reply
  • 3. Garrowfan  |  24 May, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    🙂

    re BBC– Count me in for the uproar!

    Reply
    • 4. Molly Joyful  |  24 May, 2011 at 1:41 pm

      It’s about time they confirm it; shooting should begin soon. *taps fingers impatiently*

      Reply

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