Learn about a selection of works from our historical collection with engaging art historian Julie King over three Wednesdays.
Explore the meaning of particular works in a variety of contexts: the reception of a work in its own time; its significance within the artist’s career; the story of its acquisition by the Gallery; and how it is understood by viewers today.
Paintings in Context 1
Henriette Browne, La Lecture de la Bible, also known as Les Puritaines, 1857
Henri Fantin-Latour, Panier de Raisins, 1893
Paintings in Context 2
Lucy Kemp-Welch, In the Orchard, also known as Sunlight through the Leaves, 1904 -5
Henri H.La Thangue, Making Ligurian Lace, c 1905
Paintings in Context 3
Sydney Lough Thompson, Harbour Scene, Evening, Concarneau, 1925 -1933, also known as Fishing Boats, Concarneau, 1925 - 1933
Join artist Ann Shelton as she discusses the shifting narratives of her work on the exhibition’s opening day.
Join the Gallery curators for this one-off tour of their personal highlights of the collection favourites in Closer: Old Favourites, New Stories