Friday, 3 June 2016



The young girls photographed for artist Edward Hornel "came from a number of local families."

"Rose, Edith and Maud Poland, the young daughters of a gamekeeper at Torrs Farm, appear in many of the photographs." 

(Hornel - by Bill Smith - Chapter VIII)

"Hornel would pose the girls, chaperoned by his sister, either singly or in groups, get the light as he wanted it and then have them photographed, usually by McConchie."

(Hornel - by Bill Smith - Chapter VIII)

Hornel's garden.

"In those days this did not present any problems or raise any eyebrows, as it would do today.

"Parents were delighted to allow their daughters to be photographed and painted by a much respected artist and it was very convenient for Hornel."

(Hornel - by Bill Smith - Chapter VIII)

Hornel's girls at Brighouse Bay.

Some of Hornel's paintings were of nude young girls.

Edward Hornel, Kirkcudbright artist.

In 1901, the artist Edward Atkinson Hornel bought  Broughton House, an 18th-century Georgian residence, in Kirkcudbright, in Scotland.

Broughton House

Edward Hornel lived in the house with his sister Elizabeth.


Kirkcudbright "is the Venice of Scotland", according to Lord Cockburn in Circuit Journeys.


Edward Hornel made his fortune by painting young girls.


Hornel's paintings were influenced by his travels to Japan, Sri lanka and Myanmar.

Hornel had a world-class garden at Broughton House.

Hornel's garden.

Hornel and his fellow Glasgow Boys, exhibited paintings in St Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and New York. 


Hornel liked to paint 'young girls cavorting in dense thickets'.

He also liked to paint young girls in his studio. 

Nudity was a feature of the occasional painting.

Hornel and a friend.

E. Rimbault Dibdin visited Hornel in Kirkcudbright. 

Dibdin noticed that, "All about his doors are the children of the poor, many his red-headed young models … 

"His garden is full of flowers, and the flowers of humanity are free to come in from the street, through the side gate, and enjoy themselves in it. 

"He meanwhile studies and paints them, the flowers and the children, in the open air’.


Hornel was born in Australia in 1864. 

His parents were from Kirkcudbrightshire. 

Claude Monet made friends with 12-year-old aspiring artist Daniel Fontaine, son of his landlady. 

Monet became a father-figure to the boy, who accompanied Monet on his painting excursions.


  1. Hey Aanirfan/Aangirfan, please keep exposing Trump, much appreciated.

    There's this recent interview that has interesting information about Epstein and Trump.

    They also noted that Trump seems to be getting a pass on his background.

  2. In the May 2015 UK General election, Sir Edward Leigh MP once again won the Gainsborough seat for the Conservatives and increased his majority by 4,890 to 15,449. The election itself is now the subject of inquiries by Police for election fraud.

    In the 1990's Scallywag magazine wrote about the Dolphin Square antics of Edward Leigh MP claiming he attended a paedo party at the flat of Robert Banks MP on 14th November 1992.

    1987 Banks attended a Yorkshire Television luncheon with other guests including two alleged paedophiles, David Nicholson and Leon Brittan.

    1992 Banks reportedly made an "unofficial" visit to Sudan with two parliamentary colleagues, Michael Colvin, who died in an unusual fire at his house in 2000, and Thomas Michael "Tom" Cox.
    Allegations: Edit

    Robert Banks was significantly involved in the Westminster paedophile network along with lobbyists Ian Greer and Derek Laud and a number of politicians and VIPs. This is according to the investigative journal Scallywag. Vulnerable male children were trafficked by the network from care homes in North Wales and elsewhere to locations including Dolphin Square in Pimlico. Moreover, the Westminster paedophile network organised 'paedophile parties' at locations including apartments at Dolphin Square, where coerced and trafficked underage boys are said to have been assaulted and raped by MPs and other prominent individuals.
    Banks is identified as being the named tenant of the Dolphin Square flat in which, on the evening of 14th November 1992, a 'paedophile party' took place, organised by the network described above. Banks apparently took part in sexually assaulting and/or raping underage boys at the 'paedophile party'. Parliamentary colleagues also at the 14th November 1992 'paedophile party' are said to have included MPs Michael Portillo, Peter Lilley, David Nicholson, Edward Leigh, Alistair Cooke, Michael Brown and others. The source of the allegations against Robert Banks is Anthony Lillis, who himself was at the 14th November 1992 'paedophile party' for part of the evening (though Lillis claims that he left early). Lillis has indicated that he was employed by Banks at the time of the 'paedophile party' as Banks' parliamentary researcher. The day following the 14th November 1992 'paedophile party' – i.e. on 15th November 1992 – Lillis alleges that Banks threatened him not to tell anyone about what took place at the 'paedophile party' of the previous night.


    Sir Edward Leigh, 64, held meetings in Westminster with businessman
    Duncan Breeze was jailed after thousands of indecent images were found
    He is now a consultant to a company of which Sir Edward is the chairman
    Meetings in parliament building are not thought to have broken any rules
    Sir Edward has defended relationship and said he believes in 'redemption'

    The MP for Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, would have had to approve Breeze's attendance in the House of Commons under strict security rules, and special pass would have been issued.

    He told the newspaper: 'Duncan Breeze told me he had a conviction. As far as I'm concerned, it is in the past.

    'I believe in redemption and forgiveness. He has served his time. His former life is nothing to do with me.'

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  3. And what happens when male-me talks, if ever, to a young girl? Young woman even. A stranger or thereabouts. What cannot but go shuddering through me – as though – I might be, 'suspicious'? When does exposing the epidemic of abuse backfire and have us soaking up the controllers, fear-bringing dreams? The scandal of scandals in society is sex abuse. Few caught, compared to many escaping but one upshot – that has an overshot, spread the separation. Spread the hate. “We are but abusers”. This post is written to provoke? Are you saying? Or maybe..? More.

    And we got the Trump-line. Most will say is, we'll see. If he even gets the job. Survives. I suppose by suggesting that danger, I err on, 'for-real'. I understand – I think – why, you pushed the boat… the ship out. A necessary in my book. Admire the conviction. As for more-trump? Miss the rest of Aangirfan's-world. If not careful, the significance of Donald, becomes the strength of opposition. I hope you're wrong about him. Would we really come to a place, where we'd clearly know? Just written a comment 21CW/about Icke, has me saying, we need ten thousand aangirfans. Comments on aangirfan. Action out of aangirfan. New expression like A…