Black Knight, Freeman of London

Dominating the staircase is a big painting of Lady Violet Munnings riding a grey hunter, superbly assured against a finely painted sky and moorland setting. Lady Violet’s Pekingese, Black Knight, who was made a Freeman of the City of London (such are the benefits of dining with the influential), wrote a memoir that he called Diary of a Freeman. Actually I think he dictated it to Lady Violet, who was his devoted slave in all things. After he died she had him stuffed, and continued to carry him to the village on errands. He now reposes on a favourite cushion in a glass case beneath Munnings’s portrait of him, in a cubby hole off the main staircase. He remains extremely popular with regular visitors.

The artist.

Here is Black Knight's account of his life.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 24, 2018
     Category: Anthropomorphism | Art | Books | Dogs | Twentieth Century

What did she do with Lord Alfred?
Posted by KDP on 06/24/18 at 01:05 PM
The black knight (k nigget) had him stuffed for having too many initials after his name., and then moved on to bridge defence.
Posted by John on 06/24/18 at 05:37 PM
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