As news of the erupting and disruptive Icelandic volcano has streamed worldwide, we should pause to pay homage to the pioneering work of the British diplomat, collector and amateur vulcanologist Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803). Appointed Britain’s special envoy to the Spanish court… More»
"You’ve caught me looking very English today."
You’ve traveled far! Are you into antiquities?
"My wife is a classicist—she loves this collection. We’ve never been to the west coast before and actually just arrived yesterday. Only just arrived and I’m already famous!"
—James, September 29