Hidden Masterpieces!

If you find yourself in Hull, Cork or Dundee, what paintings should you go and
look at? Many masterpieces are waiting for you around the British Isles,
sometimes neglected, in our galleries and museums. Here, broadcaster, critic and
President of the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies
(NADFAS), Christopher Lloyd, identifies over 265 masterpieces in England,
Scotland, Ireland and Wales from the National Gallery to The Burrell Collection
in Glasgow some acknowledged greats, others surprising, quirky and richly
rewarding. All the paintings are the personal selection of Lloyd who has come
across and enjoyed or admired them in public collections during the course of
his career. His purpose throughout is to encourage others to visit the same
places and experience the same pleasures. For tourists, this book offers a
treasure trail; for the art lover, a vade mecum and companion in all an expert
guide to the highlights of British collections our countrys galleries have found
their Pevsner!


Christopher Lloyd’s book In Search of Masterpiece as described on the Amazon Website. But for visitors to Cornwall  one of the artists mentioned in the book  Michael Porter actually has a studio in Newlyn and currently is being shown at  the Wills Lane Gallery St Ives. In fact for groups or seriously interested individuals I could even arrange a studio visit!

Michael originally comes from Derby and has a work in the Derby Museum so look out for him there as well.

And Christopher Lloyd himself is a fascinating Art Historian formerly Surveryor of the Queen’s Collection.

Enjoy 🙂


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