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Focus on: Viscountess Folkstone

10 November 2016 by Megan

sudley2blogThe conservation treatment of Gainsborough’s Viscountess Folkestone during the refurbishment of Sudley House (2007) provided an ideal opportunity to examine the materials and technique of this remarkable portrait. Read more…

Discover the Walker’s highlights

12 September 2013 by Louise

Self portrait of Rembrandt with light falling over the left side of his face

‘Self-portrait as a young man’, Rembrandt Van Rijn

The Walker Art Gallery’s audio guide provides a brilliant introduction to the gallery’s highlights.  This morning I decided to use the audio guide to find out a little bit more about 17th and 18th century art; and two paintings that I found particularly interesting were Rembrandt’s ‘Self portrait as a young man’ (c.1630) and Gainsborough’s ‘Isabella, Viscountess Molyneux, later Countess of Sefton’ (1769).  Read more…



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