Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Paul Delaroche Fest

It seems Londoners are in for an unofficial Paul Delaroche festival. Both the National Gallery and The Wallace Collection will be running exhibitions from 24 February to 23 May. The National Gallery exhibition, Painting History: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey, will be in the Sainsbury Wing, admission £8 for adults or £7 for silver surfers (an appalling 87%). However, silver surfers who visit the exhibition after 2.30pm on Tuesdays will be charged only £4 (title link). The Wallace Collection's exhibition is free (CLICK). Ten oil paintings and two watercolours by Delaroche will be shown alongside other early nineteenth century French and British paintings by Bonington, Delacroix, Wilkie and others. This is a must.


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