Friday, 17 December 2010

Bartholomew Beale

The Dulwich Picture Gallery is in the news again. Yesterday it unveiled its latest acquisition: Sir Peter Lely's Bartholomew Beale (c 1670) on the right of my combined graphic. On the left is Lely's A Boy as a Shepherd (c 1658-6). These two paintings have been re-united thanks to the generous support of the Art Fund, The Monument Trust; the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund; The Hamish Parker Charitable Trust; Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery; The Idlewild Trust; and other donors. It will be on show to the public in time for next year's 200th anniversary celebrations.


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