2 August 2017

Julian Opie Creates Dialogue with Van Dyck’s Self-portrait At The NPG

Julian Opie has unveiled a new work to display alongside the National Portrait Gallery’s self-portrait of Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), acquired in 2014 after a major public fundraising appeal, as it returns to the Gallery following a three-year nationwide tour.

10 November 2015


Sir Anthony Van Dyck Portrait Accepted In Lieu Of Tax

Arts Council England has announced the acceptance in lieu of inheritance tax of a painting by Sir Anthony Van Dyck of his close friend Olivia Porter. This exceptional portrait which has been allocated to The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, is a major acquisition for the North of England. Portrait of Olivia Mrs. Endymion […]

2 February 2015


Selfies And Horror At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary presents the exhibition ‘Self’ which posits the question, in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day? The ‘selfie’ has become a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated […]

16 November 2014


Exceptional Van Dyck Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Christie’s auction on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 will be ‘Old Master & British Paintings Evening Sale’, in London; will feature a remarkable portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck of the musician Hendrick Liberti. The work was in the collection of King Charles I at Whitehall by 1639; the piece has not been seen for almost […]

31 January 2014


National Portrait Gallery Raises £3.2m Towards Securing Van Dyck Self-portrait

£3.2 million has been raised in support of the National Portrait Gallery and Art Fund appeal to secure the last self-portrait of Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and prevent it from going to a private collection overseas. This includes a recent pledge of £1 million from The Monument Trust, the largest single gift yet given to […]

2 January 2014


Van Dyck Portrait Purchased For £400 Discovered On Antiques Road Show

A painting which has featured on the Antiques Roadshow has been authenticated as an original Sir Anthony Van Dyck portrait, worth in the region of £400,000. The painting was purchased by Father Jamie MacLeod for £400 from a local antiques shop. Father Jamie who is in charge of a North Derbyshire retreat house showed the […]