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

Portrait News Category

Conrad Ackner treating Lady Lavery, by Sir John Lavery dated 1929

The British Dental Association Museum has purchased a portrait of ‘gum guru’ Conrad Ackner treating Lady Lavery in a painting by her husband Sir John Lavery.  The painting will be a key exhibit in the museum’s home on Wimpole Street, London. It is thought to be one of the only accurate depictions of an early […]

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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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The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme at The Art Fund ongoing

The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants programme has been created to help curators working with fine and applied art collections maintain and develop their specialist knowledge and expertise. It has been established through the auspices of Jonathan Ruffer and Anthony Mould, who share with the Art Fund a belief in the importance of nurturing curatorial skills […]

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The London Letters of Samuel Molyneux, 1712-13

The London Letters of Samuel Molyneux, 1712-13 with an introduction and commentary by Paul Holden, hardback, 168 pp., illustrated in colour and B&W. Publication no 171 (2011), £20. In October 1712 Samuel Molyneux travelled from his native Dublin to be elected Fellow of the Royal Society in London.  During his stay in England he corresponded […]

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