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Jean-Léon Gérôme, The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer, 1863-83. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Circuses, writes Dalrymple, are now what Britain ‘is really about, even in the eyes of a publication destined for the upper 20th of intellectual interest and perhaps accomplishment. This would not have been so only two or three decades ago’.