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’