Finished my third Englishman this afternoon – H.G. Wells (for the science fiction stack), who joins Sir Isaac Newton and Shakespeare in a sort of "Poet's Corner" for the study ceiling. This also means I now have nine consecutive portraits along the west and south walls, plus the unconnected Pope St. John Paul II and Landry/Staubach. (The cartouche over Wells doesn't have any significance – I've started putting those over each as I get time to add a little visual detail).
I am getting faster – I put up the portrait and wrote this post in less time than it took to listen to Jeff Wayne's musical War of the Worlds (which, of course, is based on Wells' book).