I found a great big art book in a charity shop today — “German and Austrian Painting of the 15th-18th Centuries in the Hermitage.” Apart from the book title and the painting titles in English, the text is in Russian, which I can hardly even read, let alone understand. So I’ve had to interpret this one for myself. It’s “The Annunciation” by Anton Raffael Mengs.

The Hermitage looks like a magnificent place — it was the setting for the astonishing film Russian Ark (2002).

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I'm not telling him. If his party is annoying you then /you/ tell him.