Armour for Boys – Van Dyck & the Prince of Wales

Image: Prince of Wales, later Charles II, by Sir Anthony Van Dyck. Sotheby’s, London. Although it might be bewildering to modern audiences, princely armour made for children was fairly common in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Sotheby‚Äôs are auctioning off an outstanding Van Dyck in the upcoming Old Master Paintings sale of the eleven year…… Continue reading Armour for Boys – Van Dyck & the Prince of Wales

Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings Preview

Image: Photograph by Lara Arnott – I recently had the great pleasure of giving a short talk and performance at the Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings preview in London. The talk focused on the significance of the lute in a picture featured in the OMP Evening Sale. The painting depicted a female lutenist and was…… Continue reading Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings Preview

Sotheby’s Old Masters Preview

Image; Follower of Caravaggio, The Gamblers, oil on canvas, 175.5 x 236cm. Sotheby’s, London, December 7 2017, lot 190. I’m honoured to be giving a short talk at the upcoming Sotheby’s Old Masters Preview on 1st December 2017. My talk will focus on a painting in their upcoming Day Sale, attributed to a follower of…… Continue reading Sotheby’s Old Masters Preview