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Singer Sargent's 'Young Lady in White' returns home to Ightham Mote, Kent

Posted: 20 March 2017

Young Lady in White (Elsie Palmer) by John Singer Sargent, oil on canvas, 1890 © Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Venue: Ightham Mote, National Trust, Ivy Hatch, near Sevenoaks, Kent Date: on loan until 23 December 2017 The portrait of the Young Lady in White is on temporary loan from the Fine Arts Centre in Colorado Springs and will be on display in the 700-year old National Trust property, where it will feature as part of an exciting new exhibition.   By the internationally renowned, portrait painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) the painting is of 17 year old Elsie Palmer,[...]



Revealing the Charterhouse, by Ellie Darton-Moore

Posted: 16 January 2017

Thomas Burnet, appointed Master of the Charterhouse in 1685. Courtesy of The Charterhouse

In December I returned to the National Portrait Gallery, where I had worked for 3 years until last autumn, to attend the annual Understanding British Portraits conference. On the agenda was a talk by Ibby Lanfear, Paintings Conservator, which focused on a collection of 17th-century portraits here at the Charterhouse. It was a wonderful experience to sit with colleagues old and new in the quiet hush of the Ondaatje Wing Theatre to listen to her talk. The Charterhouse is a[...]