Dear Madame Arcati,
A few nights ago I went to dinner on the Ile Saint Louis and our host proudly threw open his bedroom door to display a charming scene, painted above the bed, of a window overlooking the Riviera. He claimed it was done by 'Monsieur Noel Coward' when staying on the Quai d'Orléans in the 1950s. It's true that among a certain class of person it's hardly possible to enter any room which wasn't splashed at some time either by Coward or Cocteau, but I can find no reference in Philip Hoare's Coward biography to back up this particular trompe l'oeil. Can you throw further light on the matter or was I just being had?
With best wishes, Duncan Fallowell
A most fascinating question and certainly this purported work is news to me. But Arcati prides herself on the illuminati drawn to her site, so she happily throws open the question to them.
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