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The Henry Moore altar in St Stephen, Walbrook

I sometimes go into this church, tucked behind the Mansion House, when I am passing on the way to or from a meeting. Its site, like that of all the City churches now, has become an odd one. Rothschilds’ new building now looms over it from behind, although that has at least opened up views of the church from St [Read More…]

175 Years at the RCA

I went to this at the weekend and would urge you to go if in the area. For those with an interest in 20th C British art, it is a great treat. Sculpture by Moore and pictures by Hockney, Auerbach, Bawden, Ravilious, Minton etc etc. By the latter is the enormous and very rarely seen Death of Nelson, owned by [Read More…]

British art in America

Back from New York and Minneapolis. In MOMA saw various Francis Bacon’s: a 1991 triptych, which must have been one of his last pictures; a Pope; and Study of a Baboon from 1953. The latter came from James Thrall Soby. I have come across him in the context of my Peter Watson research, as correspondence survives between them, although they [Read More…]


Just back from Vienna where we saw a Henry Moore sculpture called Hill Arches in the Karlsplatz outside the Karlskirche and a Francis Bacon (Seated Figure of 1960) in the Albertina. Otherwise we were conscious that we were in the City where Cecil Beaton met Watson for the first time in the Summer of 1930.

Henry Moore at Perry Green, edited by Sandra Pisano

Published in the British Art Journal, Volume XII No. 1, Summer 2011

Art in Northern Ireland (3)

The Ulster Museum in Belfast has a fine collection of 20th century British art,which is well worth seeing,especially for the English tourist who will find works by these artists rare in England.There are,for example,astonishing works by the great John Luke (1906-1975).There is also a small sculpture section,including a major piece by Henry Moore. Across the road from the Museum is [Read More…]

Scotney Castle Gardens, Kent

In the incredibly beautiful and romantic gardens around Scotney is a Henry Moore sculpture. According to the plaque, it was given by Moore to Christopher Hussey, the great architectural historian who owned Scotney. The distribution of 20th century sculpture around the country is something which merits attention. (In London it is hard to escape Paolozzi.) I will continue to highlight examples [Read More…]


To the Dean Gallery to work in their Archives on Peter Watson. They have some Roland Penrose material which is helpful. Whilst there I look at the extraordinary reconstruction of Paolozzi’s studio. There aren’t many of these studio recreations in the British Isles that I am aware of. Bacon’s in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin and Henry Moore’s various [Read More…]