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Judges and colleagues, part 2 - Justice Frederick Gamble and painting / Sir Charles Lowe.
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Q. I understand Justice Frederick Gamble and you used to sketch each other.

A. We painted each other. He was a very fine amateur artist. Sir John Longstaff was quoted as saying that Gamble was the best amateur artist he’d ever seen. I’m a dilettante – I paint portraits – and one time we were going on circuit together. The judge is the loneliest man on circuit, he can’t be seen with anybody, and before we went away, I said to Freddy ‘why don’t we take our paints up? I’ll paint you - you paint me’ more +

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