Painting History: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey
23 February 2010
Exhibition at The National Gallery, 24 February-23 May 2010
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London (Sainsbury Wing)
24 February-23 May 2010
Exhibition co-curated by Stephen Bann, Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, and Linda Whiteley, research associate in History of Art, University of Oxford, with Christopher Riopelle and Anne Robbins of the National Gallery
Since its rediscovery in 1973 and first exhibition at the National Gallery two years later, Paul Delaroche’s The Execution of Lady Jane Grey (1833) has become one of the nation’s best-loved paintings. For the first time, Painting History examines this iconic masterpiece in the context of Delaroche’s great historical paintings, particularly the poignant scenes from English history which made his reputation.
The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue by Stephen Bann and Linda Whiteley, with essays by John Guy, Christopher Riopelle, and Anne Robbins