Portrait Drawing at the National Gallery

2 January 2014

A visit to the National Gallery, with notebook and pencil. A day spent learning from the Masters to improve concentration, the discipline of looking and the nerve of working in a public space. With drawing, there’s no hiding place.

Self Portrait in a Straw Hat – Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Portrait of a Lady –  Workshop of Rogier van der Weyden

Portrait of Gerolamo (?) Barbarigo – Titian

Philosophy – Salvator Rosa

Portrait of Susanna Lunden(?) (‘Le Chapeau de Paille’) – Peter Paul Rubens

Portrait of Margaretha de Geer, Wife of Jacob Trip – Rembrandt van Rijn

Portrait of Jacob Trip – Rembrandt van Rijn

Self Portrait at the Age of 34 – Rembrandt van Rijn

Self Portrait at the Age of 63 – Rembrandt van Rijn

Madame Moitessier – Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

The Shrimp Girl – William Hogarth

The Painter’s Father – Attributed to Albrecht Dürer

Doge Leonardo Loredan – Giovanni Bellini

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