The Ballroom at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent. © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

Exhibitions & Displays Category

Exhibitions and symposium: Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud and Childhood Now, 16 March to 16 June 2019

Compton Verney, 16 March to 16 June 2019 Symposium: 29 March 2019 (programme and booking here)   Painting Childhood is a celebration of children, childhood and innocence brings together some of the most iconic paintings, sketches and sculptures of children produced in the past 500 years. Featuring stunning portraits, amusing scenes and touching ‘fancy pictures’, the exhibition […]

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Online exhibitions: Portraits from the Baring Archive

Barings Bank was at one time the oldest merchant bank in the City of London and has played an important role in the development of British and international finance from the late-eighteenth to the late-twentieth century. Barings played a significant role in major historic events, such as, financing the Louisiana Purchase. This exhibition explores the […]

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Dempsey’s People. A Folio of British Street Portraits 1824-1844, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Venue: National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia Until Sunday 22 October 2017 This is the first exhibition to showcase the compelling watercolour images of English street people made by the itinerant English painter John Dempsey throughout the first half of the nineteenth century. Featuring 52 rarely-seen portraits, the exhibition profiles […]

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Loan offer: pocket portraits

The Museum of Design in Plastics has Esmée Fairbairn Effective Collections funding to lend small groups of artefacts made of horn, a natural plastic. By displaying them in different contexts, it hopes to bring the art and craft of the horner to the attention of people who have not previously considered horn in such a […]

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The People’s Portraits, Girton College Cambridge

In 2000, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters mounted a millennial exhibition entitled People’s Portraits. The idea was to represent ordinary people from all walks of life, and thereby offer a picture of the United Kingdom as it moved from the 20th century into the 21st. The resulting collection is rich in the diversity of […]

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