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I Wonder Who Lived in There? by Joseph Noel Paton,1866

‘I WONDER WHO LIVED IN THERE!’ Will be remembered by many of our subscribers as in the Royal Academy exhibition of 1866. The composition is not an ideal one, but, as we have heard, is the representation of a fact. The scene is the artist’s studio, inwhich, on entering one day, he saw his young son, chin on hand, &lwquo;glowering’ with eyes full of the stories of chivalry he had been taught or had read. “I wonder who lived in there!” was the boy’s remark to his father. The incident could scarcely fail to attract the special notice of a mind so constituted as that of the latter, who saw at once how well adapted it was for a picture both original and pleasing. (Art Journal 1869)

How Noel, Liam and Damon’s relationships have changed over the years.