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Photograph detail:the Persian slipper (1951 exhibition)

'When I find a man who keeps his cigars in the coal-scuttle, his tobacco in the toe end of a Persian slipper, and his unanswered correspondence transfixed by a jack-knife into the very centre of his wooden mantelpiece, then I begin to give myself virtuous airs.'

(The Musgrave Ritual)

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