For this exercise I went to the National Portrait Gallery in London. I think that this may have been the first time I had visited the NPG as previously if I had visited a gallery it would probably have been to the National Gallery next door.
I was pleased that I made the trip. It is really interesting to make the journey through portraiture from medieval times to the present day – from a portrayal of Henry VII to Patrick Heron’s portrait of A S Byatt!!
If I’m in Trafalgar Square in the future, it won’t be an automatic trip to the National Gallery – I will definitely be wanting to go back to the NPG sometimes.
My views on some of the paintings that I saw (with photos removed for copyright reasons) are here: Portrait gallery No Pics