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First Form Visit The National Portrait Gallery

06 November 2013

Yesterday, the First Form visited the National Portrait Gallery. They visited the Georgian part of the museum focusing on the portraits of Kind George IV by Sir Thomas Lawrence, Edward Jenner by James Northcote and Edmund Kean depicting Brutus, also by James Northcote.

The boys were taught how to look for clues in portraits to learn more about the sitter and their way of life. A few even got the opportunity to re-enact the portraits. Finally, they were asked to choose their favourite painting and sketch it using wax crayons.


Looking for clues in the portrait of King George IV.


H Deane-John re-enacting the portrait!


E Baker dressing O Chambers in a toga as he prepares to be Edmund Kean.


J Pinsent with his finished portrait of King George IV.