Friday, 3rd October until Saturday, 25th October 2014
49 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4JR
I had been looking at Godfrey Kneller's 'Kit-Cat Club' portraits of 48 eminent English gentlemen, painted in the early eighteenth century. All half-lengths of a standard size, (so as to make no subject more important than another), when seen as group they become a kind of installation of portraiture. One feels surrounded by 'an architecture of personality'.
This exhibition was inspired by Kneller's group of paintings and sought to create a modern version, with the welcome addition of female subjects.