Little Miss Muffet
There are so many light and interesting touches
in this beautifully colored and bordered work. She sits in a formal garden
of the 18th century, next to her faithful King Charles Spaniel. A suave
little spider has come to "sit down beside her"óbut perhaps this Miss Muffet
will not be frightened away. Scott says: "The sheet music at her feet is
a Tarantella, a popular dance of the period that, according to folklore,
when danced wards off the effects of the venomous bite of a tarantula.
Whether or not that's true I don't know, but it was a nice musical tie-in
to the spidery theme I was painting."
Published from the artist's original oil painting