Monday, 18 August 2008
Philip IV visits the Shambles
I saw this painting of Philip IV of Spain by Diego Velazquez in London's National Portrait Gallery only a few weeks ago. This afternoon I did a double take to see it hanging on the wall of St Crux, The Shambles. It's not actually the real thing (surprise!) and is part of The Grand Tour in York - "a collection of paintings set free around the streets of York" organised by the National Gallery and York Art Gallery, sponsored by Hewlett Packard. Further information about the project is at The Grand Tour in York website.