My secretary said, “If you needed me to buy you beer, you could’ve just asked.” 😭
I get it, I get it! I look like a 14 year old trying to grow a mustache for the first time. (Half of that statement is true, and the other half is half-true... think about it 😂) #Movember raises awareness of health issues that solely or disproportionately affect men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, higher rates of suicide, and more. My dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer (1 in 9 men will be!) but he caught it early and he’s now healthy and cancer-free.
So check yourself, have a doctor check you, get a test if you’re a man of a certain age, and reach out if you need to talk. Also, support businesses that support Movember, like @bluestonelane!
#WomenArtistsWednesday – ‘It’s amazing to think that Judith Leyster was only about 20 years old when she painted this.’⠀
Considered the greatest female painter of the Dutch Golden Age, this scene of three young revellers demonstrates Leyster’s precocious talent. Our specialists Clementine Sinclair and Henry Pettifer explain more.⠀
The painting is part of the celebrated Eric Albada Jelgersma Collection, offered in our London Classic Week auctions in December.⠀
Judith Leyster (1609–1660), ‘Merry Company’. Oil on canvas. 29⅜ x 24⅞ in (74.5 x 63.2 cm). Estimate: £1,500,000–2,000,000. ⠀
The Eric Albada Jelgersma Collection: Important Old Master Pictures Evening Sale – 6 December at Christie’s London.⠀