Given Britain’s fine maritime heritage, and the painter John Mallard William Turner’s unerring ability to capture the mercurial nature of the sea, it is perhaps surprising that there has never been a full-scale exhibition of his marine paintings before now, especially when one considers that his seascapes make up more than half of his output.
The Keeper’s House was built in the 1870s as the central London home of the Keeper of the Royal Academy – the person who is responsible for the Royal Academy Schools. The current Keeper, printmaker Eileen Cooper, has a private studio at the top of the refurbished Keeper’s house where she continues to work, while
The new hang at Tate Britain, unveiled in 2013, marks the first major re-hang of its permanent collection since 2000. In its last re-hang, the Tate adopted a much-criticised thematic approach, which grouped different works from different eras under titles such as “Portraiture” or “Landscape” in an effort to make the collection seem less old-fashioned.
Who else but Sir Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and hero of the Peninsular Wars and the Battle of Waterloo, would live at such a grand address as ‘Number One, London’? Also known as Apsley House after its first owner, Lord Apsley, the building earned its nickname because it was the first house passed by
Step into the world of composer George Frideric Handel with a visit to the delightful and evocative museum in his house in London’s Mayfair. Handel, who settled in London in 1712, made 25 Brook Street his home in 1723, until his death there in 1759. Some of his most famous works, including Messiah and the