Note to Lord Byron*

Goya, Daumier, Cezanne? Look:
Those apples Auden left? I took.

 

*”To me Art’s subject is the human clay, / And landscape but a background to a torso; / All Cézanne’s apples I would give away / For one small Goya or a Daumier.” (W. H. Auden: Letter to Lord Byron, 1937)