I had another post planned for today but I suddenly realised yesterday that if I shared Sir Edward Landeer’s ‘The Monarch of the Glen’ then Wales wouldn’t appear in this month’s #SquareTops.

On top of a Welsh ridge

Actually that’s not the only reason I changed my mind about the painting. I was looking at it again and realised it might encourage some of you (I won’t name anyone!!) to continue with your rectangles. You see Edward missed being square by millimetres. Monarch of the GlenWell actually in his case he missed it by two inches (five centimetres for those who prefer metric)!

Not the only thing to challenge Edward on. He also misnamed the stag as he’s only got twelve points on his antlers so that makes him a mere Royal. A stag needs sixteen to be a Monarch. Still it’s a fabulous painting and the stag doesn’t look like he cares. In fact the stag looks like he is feeling and standing on top of the world.

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