ecstasy

Another shot from the British Car Show. This is the symbol on the front of a Rolls Royce, called the “Spirit of Ecstasy.” The figure was modeled for John Douglas-Scott-Montagu on Eleanor Velasco Thornton, his mistress. Actually the only pictures I have ever seen of Eleanor show her looking nothing like this and instead appearing quite plain and somewhat overweight. I have no doubt, however, that this embalm is exactly the way dear old John Douglas-Scott-Montagu saw her.

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