A.K.A. THE VERTEUIL SPLATTERIST
There are two versions of this painting. The first is on the BBC website yourpaintings. http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/nichollas-hamper
A table set for a meal.The golden fruits whichOnce fell ripeFrom hand to hand,Harvested succulent asFresh spring dew,Rich, pure,natural pleasure,Have been replacedBy a bloody cut of meatAnd a drug which poisons the blood.