Example: From Peter Chew, "The Painter Who Hated Picasso," in Smithsonian, October 2006: "In 1932, philanthropist Paul Mellon asked [Sir Alfred] Munnings to paint him astride his favorite hunter, Dublin, in Gloucestershire. In his Reflections in a Silver Spoon, Mellon recalls getting a photograph of the painting before the real thing arrived. 'I thought the bushy willow tree to the left was a little disturbing and wrote to Munnings, asking whether he could do something to make it slightly less prominent,' Mellon recalled. 'Sometime later, I got a blast back saying in the first place, the tree wasn't a willow, it was a pollarded oak, and second, he had no intention of changing anything whatsoever. So that was that.' "