A colour study of The Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis (1661–62)by Rembrandt.Drawn on my Samsung tablet at the Rijksmuseum, sat in front of the painting (196 cm
× 309 cm). The painting was commissioned by the Amsterdam City Council for the Town Hall.
A photo of the original painting by Rembrandt
Originally measuring approx. five by five metres and in the shape of a lunette, The Conspiracy of Claudius Civiliswas the largest picture Rembrandt had ever painted. After the work had been in
place briefly, it was returned to Rembrandt, who may have never been paid.
Rembrandt drastically cut down the painting to a quarter of the original size
to be sold. The
painting, on loan from Nationalmuseum, Stockholm,
is currently hanging in the same room as the The Night Watch (1642), also by
Rembrandt (see below).
I am very happy to say that a selection of my drawings will
be featured in Pen and Ink, which is published in the UK on 2nd June.
The book features the work of 34 artists, including three artist friends Olivia Kemp, Tyga Helme and Fraser Scarfe. All artists use pen and ink, although often
in very different ways.
Pen and Ink is already available in French and German, and further international editions (including a
Spanish version) are planned. The UK edition is available in your local bookshop and online, and worldwide from here.
Exhibiting artists: Alison Boult, Katie Brookes, Michael Chance, Alex Chilvers, Michelle
Cioccoloni, George Colley, Nikki Gardham, Rebecca Harper, Kathryn Maple,
Elizabeth McCarten, Rachel Mercer and Leon Pozniakow.
The Old Master Drawings Sale, together with an exhibition of over 70 drawings
from the Royal Drawing School, will be on display at Christie's New York
from tomorrow, 23rd January. Join us from 10 am for the start ofMaster Drawings New York 2016.
Viewing 23 January – 7 February 2016
Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 1pm-5pm
Christie’s New York, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York,
Exhibiting artists: Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Jeanette Barnes,
Alison Boult , Kirsty Buchanan, Lilias Buchanan, Meg Buick , Richard Burton,
Claudia Carr , Sophie Charalambous, Daniel Chatto, Perienne Christian, Michelle
Cioccoloni, David Dawson , Constanza Dessain, Ann Dowker, Clara Drummond, Jonathan
Farr, Kristian Fletcher, Laura Footes, Jake Garfield, Catherine Goodman, Paul
Gopal-Chowdhury, Florian Graf, Christopher Green, Rebecca Harper, Linda
Heathcoat-Amory, Tyga Helme, Timothy Hyman RA, Claerwen James, Olivia Kemp,
Melissa Kime, Justine King, Tarka Kings, Christopher Le Brun PRA, John Lessore,
Jessie Makinson, Charlotte Mann, Kathryn Maple, Ishbel Myerscough, Thomas
Newbolt, Humphrey Ocean RA, Stuart Pearson Wright, Sarah Pickstone, Claire
Price, Carl Randall, Pippa Ridley, Fraser Scarfe, Alice Shirley, Phoebe
Stannard, Charlotte Verity, Rosie Vohra.
Sunday, 17 January 2016
Royal Drawing School: A Private
23 – February 7 2016
The Royal Drawing School's US
inaugural exhibition of drawings at Christie's New York runs alongside Master
Drawings Week New York 2016 and Christie's Old Master and British Drawings
sale. More infohere.