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

Portrait News Category

Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die) at the Barnes Foundation

In celebration of the Barnes Foundation centennial, the institution commissioned Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die), an immersive five-screen installation by artist and filmmaker Sir Isaac Julien, CBE RA (b. London, 1960). The work explores the relationship between Dr. Albert C. Barnes, who was an early US collector and exhibitor of African material culture, and […]

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Richmond Barthé’s Seated Man in a Landscape

Previously misattributed, Richmond Barthé’s Seated Man in a Landscape goes on display at the National Trust’s Belton House after new research confirms both the artist and sitter. The sitter has been identified as Lucian Levers, who was employed as Barthé’s helper at Lolaus, the artist’s house and studio in St Ann Parish, Jamaica. Read about the research here.

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Exhibition: Foundling Portraits Campaign, Foundling Museum, until 30 October 2022

In this landmark project renowned artists give 25,000+ looked-after children visibility after 280 years, commemorating the lost faces of children given into care between 1741-1954. Permanently revolutionising the Foundling Museum’s 280-year-old collection, it commissioned five major artists to create portraits of five exceptional sitters – former pupils of the Foundling Hospital – to hang alongside […]

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