- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (5,14,35)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 2
British aristocrat, Lord Bath, the 7th Marquess of Bath. An eccentric aristocrat, he owns Longleat House, a huge mansion in Wiltshire, England, which has been in his family since the 16th century. It is now most famous for the Longleat Safari Park, which was founded in the 1960s by Lord Bath's father and is open to the public every day of the year except Christmas Day.
Lord Bath was the second child in a family of four children (an older sister and two younger brothers) born to privileged parents. The children of course grew up with a nanny and governess. Both parents divorced and re-married. An artist from an early age, he attended Eton and Oxford and subsequently served his national service. He admitted to developing somewhat reclusive tendencies in his 20s, writing novels, painting and learning to play guitar.
Lord Bath has very long hair and dresses very colorfully. He is famous for his multi-coloured waistcoats which are specially made for him.
He is a talented painter, but he has never sold a painting as all his paintings are in the form of murals on the walls of his house. He has a Kama Sutra room, with very explicit paintings of sexual positions; a Therapy Room, depicting scenes from his troubled childhood; a staircase on whose walls are depicted all the 74 women he has slept with; and a room in which he has depicted the entire history of art, from cave drawings to the present day.
He is also a very prolific writer. He has written poems, novels, and an autobiography (still incomplete) which at present stretches to 24 volumes. He has said of this, "I am putting on record my total identity - a daunting task, and yet one which I am hoping to achieve better than anyone has yet done". He has campaigned for Regional Government for Wessex (the part of England in which he lives), and also for Polygyny and Pantheism.
His wife, Lady Bath, lives in Paris and visits him once a month. He now lives alone in the big house with his beloved dog, but he enjoys venturing out and chatting to the tourists and the staff of the Safari Park. He has about him an air of childlike innocence and enthusiasm. He is very much the "odd man out" within his family - all his relatives are very conventional.