The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England that has the world's largest collection of works by the Van de Velde's. Now, knowing the history of the family, I can see why. On the 2 March 2023, The Van de Veldes: Greenwich, Art and the Sea exhibit opened in the Queens House, now part of the Royal Museums at Greenwich.
Elizabeth Throckmorton, Canoness of the Order of the Dames Augustines Anglaises, 1729. Oil on canvas, 82 x 66 cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. I first came across this image on a YouTube video featuring Vivaldi's Filiae maestae Jerusalem. As magnificent as the music was, I found I was distracted by the face of this woman, peering... Continue Reading →