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  • Jonathan Leaman, 'A Jan Steen Kitchen' 1995-6

    Jonathan Leaman
    A Jan Steen Kitchen 1995-6
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1235 x 1705 mm frame: 1286 x 1759 x 53 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Gytha Trust 1997 Jonathan Leaman

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  • John Lessore, 'Sunday' 1985-9

    John Lessore
    Sunday 1985-9
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1530 x 2449 mm
    Purchased with funds provided by the Gytha Trust 1990 John Lessore

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  • Robert Braithwaite Martineau, 'The Last Day in the Old Home' 1862

    Robert Braithwaite Martineau
    The Last Day in the Old Home 1862
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1073 x 1448 mm frame: 1418 x 1808 x 140 mm
    Presented by E.H. Martineau 1896

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  • Augustus Leopold Egg, 'Past and Present, No. 1' 1858

    Augustus Leopold Egg
    Past and Present, No. 1 1858
    Oil on canvas
    support: 635 x 762 mm frame: 801 x 925 x 85 mm
    Presented by Sir Alec and Lady Martin in memory of their daughter Nora 1918

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  • James Collinson, 'Home Again' 1856

    James Collinson
    Home Again 1856
    Oil on canvas
    support: 827 x 1155 mm frame: 1039 x 1361 x 106 mm
    Purchased 1985

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  • Sir Stanley Spencer, 'Dinner on the Hotel Lawn' 1956-7

    Sir Stanley Spencer
    Dinner on the Hotel Lawn 1956-7
    Oil on canvas
    support: 949 x 1359 mm
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1957 Estate of Stanley Spencer

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  • Julian Trevelyan, 'Interior, Hammersmith' 1946

    Julian Trevelyan
    Interior, Hammersmith 1946
    Oil on canvas
    support: 603 x 813 mm frame: 722 x 932 x 77 mm
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1981 The estate of Julian Trevelyan

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  • Patrick Caulfield, 'After Lunch' 1975

    Patrick Caulfield
    After Lunch 1975
    Acrylic on canvas
    support: 2489 x 2134 mm
    Purchased 1976 The estate of Patrick Caulfield

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  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'After Dinner' 1827

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    After Dinner 1827
    Gouache and watercolour on paper
    support: 142 x 185 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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  • Julian Trevelyan, 'Sleeping Tom' 1973

    Julian Trevelyan
    Sleeping Tom 1973
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 479 x 352 mm
    Presented by Waddington Galleries through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 The estate of Julian Trevelyan

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  • Arthur Boyd Houghton, 'Uncle John with the Young Folk: 'All Prizes and No Blanks!' engraved by the Dalziel Brothers' published 1865

    Arthur Boyd Houghton
    Uncle John with the Young Folk: 'All Prizes and No Blanks!' engraved by the Dalziel Brothers published 1865
    Relief print on paper
    image: 238 x 346 mm
    Transferred from the reference collection 1975

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  • George Dance, 'Giff Gaff. A Man Asleep on a Bed' date not known

    George Dance
    Giff Gaff. A Man Asleep on a Bed date not known
    Pencil, pen and ink and watercolour wash on paper
    support: 153 x 155 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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Garlands, ribbons, tinsel and sparkle, it’s all around us at this time of year no matter what you celebrate. We like to think that at this time of year, one of the most important things is family. We invite you to see more works on families in our collection in the hope that you may find one that reminds you of yours.