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A new Norman Conquest? John Sell Cotman in Normandy

Exhibition curator Timothy Wilcox reflects on the pre-eminent English watercolourist and draughtsman of architecture – and on the impact of Normandy on his work. Laurence Binyon, poet, curator and author of the first book on […]

Titian Collaboration

As my time as curatorial intern at Dulwich Picture Gallery comes to an end, I am happy to say that my final project has been the most exciting yet. When I was told by the […]

El Greco: the man who shaped Picasso`s aspirations

Seeing El Greco’s Vision of Saint John hanging on the main vista at Dulwich Picture Gallery this month is a sensational experience that should not be missed. As the Gallery does not have an El […]

So close yet so far away: Rockwell meets the old masters of Dulwich

Not many of us have ever heard of Norman Rockwell, even though his grandfather was originally an Englishman. For the Americans he means a lot more than we can imagine: he is the beloved 20th Century artist, the […]

Dragons, Wilderness and Magic in Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dear DOV readers,
If you have not had the chance to make it yet, I would like to invite you to our current exhibition of mythical creatures, fearsome dragons, classical heroes… by Salvator Rosa, and offer you a FREE iGuided tour by my digital self.

Another Exquisite Display at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Peter Lely - A Boy as a Shepherd

Two newly restored paintings originally from Strawberry Hill comprise an exquisite display at Dulwich Picture Gallery.
James Ford describes the fascinating research behind the project.

Sir Peter Lely’s A boy as a Shepherd (c.1658) and Charles Jervas’s Dorothy, Viscountess Townshend (c.1720) were part of Horace Walpole’s important collection housed in his pioneering Gothic Revival villa on the banks of the Thames at Twickenham. Walpole died in 1797 and the contents of Strawberry Hill was sold at auction in 1842. The two paintings were then given to Dulwich Picture Gallery in 1911 by Charles Fairfax Murray.

Horace Walpole at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Sir Peter Lely, A Boy as a Shepherd

Two gorgeous paintings, originally belonging to Sir Horace Walpole and hanging at Strawberry Hill, but given to Dulwich Picture Gallery a hundred years ago, form a new fascinating display – as if the Paul Nash exhibition isn’t enough.

Andrea Soldi’s Portraits of Roubiliac – a mini display at DPG

Soldi - Roubiliac sculpting David Garrick

Dulwich Picture Gallery does not only put on major exhibitions, there are often fascinating small displays in the main galleries that are easy to overlook. Sarah Moulden, assistant curator, talks about one of these, comprising of only 2 paintings that opens today.

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