Brideshead Revisited picnic
I am writing
this morning about the picnic in Brideshead Revisited for a future thing. It’s interesting
how often it appears on the cover. Here are Quentin Blake (1962), Peter
Bentley (1970) both for Penguin, and Harry Brockway (2018) for the Folio Society. Blake and Brockway both portray it faithfully (i.e. just
strawberries and wine) while Bentley adds an entire picnic of additional
fruit and bread for Charles and Sebastian, as well as taking considerable liberties
with what Sebastian is wearing, though it looks like he's got the postage stamp tie from Paris right at least.