The Epicurean

1929

By Rex Whistler

Pen and Indian ink on orange paper

Design for the cover of an unofficial magazine at Stowe School. Rex's brother Laurence attended Stowe School in the 1920s. An Epicurean is a connoisseur of the arts of life and the refinements of sensual pleasures - the name comes from the Greek philosopher Epicurus.

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