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TALKING OF PICTURES

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Conversations about nine famous pictures and some of the aesthetic, technical, and historical questions associated with them
5-Two English Portraits
Self-portrait
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
(died 1792) in the National Portrait Gallery,
London
The Painter's Daughters
Chasing Butterflies
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH
(died 1788) in the National Gallery, London
Stwting from these pictures and the artists who painted them, the speakers discuss the meaning of the word portrait and the changes in our conception of portrait painting since the invention of photography.
Speakers:
SIR PHILIP HENDY
Director of the National Gallery
MICHAEL AYRTON
DAVID PIPER
Assistant Keeper of the National Portrait Gallery
Professor ELLIS WATERHOUSE
Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
To accompany the series a thirty-two-pagc pamphlet has been prepared, containing thirty-five illustrations and explanatory text. It can be obtained through book-sellers and newsagents, or by sending a crossed postal order for 3s. Od. (not postage stamps) to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Unknown:
Sir Philip Hendy
Unknown:
Michael Ayrton

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