PlyMouth International - Come and see a new exhibition that delves more deeply into Plymouth's portrait collection and presents new research into some of the characters that are new or rarely seen.
'In the Frame' will feature our newest acquisition – an early self-portrait by Plympton-born 18th century artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds. This will be set amongst other paintings of artists including self-portraits by James Northcote and Edward Opie.
You can come face to face with some of Plymouth's maritime greats too - from Hawkins and Raleigh to 18th century Admirals and George Gibbon, the Lieutenant Governor of Plymouth in the early 1700s, painted by Thomas Hudson.
Important local faces and families will also feature – from William Cookworthy, the founder of the Plymouth Porcelain factory, to MPs and Mayors of Plymouth past, to the last town crier of Devonport.
Research is currently underway and a team of staff and volunteers are exploring some of our lesser known works or unidentified sitters. You can find out more about the research and the development of this exhibition on our blog page.
A programme of associated events and talks will help you discover more about some of the portraits in the collection – and enable you to try your hand at painting your own self-portrait. (inhilterkini.com)
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