Ironside, Robin - Rossetti’s Willow Wood
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Robin Ironside, painter and writer, 1912-1965 by Virginia Ironside
Robin was sharing a bedsitter with my father in Exhibition Road, near the museums in South Kensington, and he would return from the Tate dressed in a long black overcoat and black hat with a briefcase and an umbrella; but walking back from South Kensington station he always carried a small brown paper bag. This contained a Walnut Whip, which was eaten on arrival home with almost ritual solemnity. After dinner he would write and paint far into the night.