After an apparently lost painting of a nude by a noted painter sells for 38,000 pounds at auction, the consignor, an aging, eccentric artist, is accused of forging the canvas and retains Rumpole to defend him. Rumpole's problems are exacerbated by having his pompous friend, newly appointed Guthrie Featherstone, as the judge on the case. Although his client seems unconcerned that he may be convicted, Rumpole correctly assumes that locating the model for the portrait may hold the key to saving his client. Written by
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[Harold Brittling, an artist, is looking at a painting on the Rumpoles' living room wall
What's this objet d'art?
Oh that's a watercolour of Lamorna Cove, done by my old school friend Dodo MacIntosh. She lives in the West Country and she has sent in to the Royal Academy on more than one occasion. Do you like it, Mr...
Harold. The point is, Hilda, do *you* like it?
Oh I think it's rather fine. Beautiful, in fact. The way that Dodo has caught the shadow on those rocks.
If you think it's ...