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.

3 comments:

Liam Wilkinson said...

I'd missed that one! I'm deliberately not looking at the Grand Tour leaflet because I love the surprises too much...

Arch Drude said...

I got to show this one as well - with a little photoshop edit on the wall painting ;-) x

Oh, I'll pass on your page link to friend on myspace, that way she can see all your stuff. She lives in Yorky Town ...

Anonymous said...

Well its now hanging in the courtyard of The Guy Fawkes Inn! No explanation with it and I thought it WAS Guy Fawkes at first! Anybody know why he's there now??