A visit to the wonderful Goya exhibition in the National Gallery

I followed in the footsteps of Jane Austen who, when visiting a gallery of pictures, looked out for paintings of the characters she had herself created–Elizabeth and Jane Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. One of the many self-portraits of the artist Goya came very close to my conception of the ‘main male character in my new novel, A Man of Genius. Right period too.

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