Sunday, 29 May 2011

Wallace Collection

As it's Sunday, you might have some spare time to view The Wallace Collection's e-magazine What's On June - August 2011. If so, click the title link. I must admit I find e-mags a complete pain to read, and this one trips on the first hurdle: it doesn't give the names of the artist and painting on its front cover, taken from The Wallace Collection. So I searched the Internet for it and found an excellent page by art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon on his website (CLICK). The painting A Young Archer (ca 1640) is by Dutch artist Govaert Flinck. The sitter was probably a slave dressed up as a fearsome Nubian archer.

The latest e-mail from The Wallace Collection mentions an intriguing free, drop-in Family Public Tour on Saturday 11 June at 2.30pm. The guides for this tour will be young curators from St Vincent's Primary School. What better guides could there be to show youngsters around the Collection? I wonder if other art galleries and museums have taken note of this novel idea.


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