A new book on Ruskin’s work

Dr Tanya Harrod has been commissioned by the Francis Bacon Estate to write a study of the work of Ruskin Spear. The book will be published by Thames & Hudson in 2021. She would be grateful to hear from any owners of work by Spear. Complete confidentiality will be maintained. She can be contacted on [...]

Exhibition – Anthony Green and friends

3 of Ruskin's works are included in a new show about the work of Anthony Green RA and his friends: From the Gallery website: Chris Beetles Gallery is pleased to offer this unique exhibition as a contribution to the celebrations of the 250th Anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Academy of Arts. New and [...]

Discovered: Strawberry Mousse, 1959

It was great to discover recently the location of one of my personal favourite paintings,  "Strawberry Mousse". As a child I loved this irreverent work depicting a well-to-do lady shovelling down her dessert. So I was delighted to find its location purely by chance on Instagram. The painting currently hangs behind the bar at Wilton's, [...]

David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents it's extensive retrospective exhibition of David Hockney's work this week. Ruskin was one of Hockney's tutors during his time at the Royal College of Art. This 1961 portrait of Carel Weight cheekily includes a copy of one of Hockney's early works in the background. View the Tate Gallery Exhibition page Hockney at [...]