I went downstairs into this gigantic main gallery, cathedral ceilings, wood floors, enormous doors and wood trim everywhere. There was a painting on the right of the room, I started my viewing on the left, so it was almost the last one I would look at. It was titled The Black Prince of Crecy by Julian Russell Story. I just stared. That was all I could do. 135in by 205in. Crazy. The brushstrokes, color, mood, symbolism was just all amazing. I fell in love. I don't know what else to say.
|Erik S. Lesser for The New York Times|