Room 1540

Tracy Chevalier on John Bettes’s A Man in a Black Cap 1545

Author Tracey Chevalier discusses what draws her to this painting

John Bettes
A Man in a Black Cap (1545)

Tracy Chevalier on The Cholmondeley Ladies c.1600–10

Author Tracey Chevalier considers who these women might have been

Unknown artist, Britain
The Cholmondeley Ladies (c.1600–10)

Room 1650

Martin Myrone on Mary Beale’s Portrait of a Young Girl c.1681

Curator Martin Myrone on Mary Beale’s career as an artist

Mary Beale
Portrait of a Young Girl (c.1681)

Room 1730

Lubaina Himid on William Hogarth’s O the Roast Beef of Old England 1748

Artist Lubaina Himid explains why she loves this ‘nasty’ painting

Room 1760

Alice Procter on Johan Zoffany’s Colonel Modaunt's Cock Match c.1784–6

Art Historian Alice Procter describes who is present in this scene

Johan Zoffany
Colonel Mordaunt’s Cock Match (c.1784–6)

Room 1780

Lubaina Himid on John Singleton Copley’s The Death of Major Peirson 1783

Artist Lubaina Himid explores the detail of this painting

John Singleton Copley
The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781 (1783)

Room 1810

Martin Myrone on John Constable’s Flatford Mill 1816–7

Curator Martin Myrone considers what this landscape meant to Constable

John Constable
Flatford Mill (‘Scene on a Navigable River’) (1816–7)

Alice Procter on J.M.W Turner’s The Field of Waterloo exhibited 1818

Art Historian Alice Procter describes Turner’s take on the consequences of war

Lubaina Himid on John Simpson’s Head of a Man (?Ira Frederick Aldridge) exhibited 1827

Artist Lubaina Himid on what does not appeal to her about this painting

John Simpson
Head of a Man (?Ira Frederick Aldridge) (exhibited 1827)

Room 1840

Minnie Scott on John Singer Sargent’s Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 1885–6

Interpretation curator Minnie Scott considers the sensory qualities of Sargent’s work

John Singer Sargent
Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (1885–6)

Michelle Williams Gamaker on Richard Dadd’s The Flight out of Egypt 1849–50

Artist Michelle Williams Gamaker discusses this painting and Dadd's personal history

Richard Dadd
The Flight out of Egypt (1849–50)

Room 1910

Richard Scott on Duncan Grant’s Bathing 1911

Poet Richard Scott tell us how this painting was based on the naked swimming in the Serpentine, London

Duncan Grant
Bathing (1911)

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