Ha ha ha! – The laughing cavalier

Following on the post about shooshing up old portraits, inspired by the work of children I met in Milan this week, here is a picture of me as Frans Hals’ The Laughing Cavalier! I thought I do it because my profile pic on FaceBook has been of me being an astronaut for a while and needs refreshing. Here’s the astronaut pic too. I did it because my facebook friends were posting picture of their alter egos. I wanted to be an astronaut when I was young. Now I’m older, to be a jolly old cavalier reprobate seems to be an equally splendid ambition!