30 Oct 18. Catching up on blogging after a fallow period. Had a couple of hours in Carlisle during a day trip by steam train, and visited the gallery for the first time. As well as works from the permanent collection, I saw the “New Light Prize” exhibition, and I was impressed by this work by John Whitehall – “The Past Repackaged II” (after Lowry). Oil on canvas:
I’m always interested in works by Stanley Spencer, particularly ones I haven’t see before; this is “Washing Peter’s Feet” oil on panel, 1922.
Among many Pre-Raphaelite works on display, this is a drawing in black chalk on paper by Edward Burns-Jones, “Voyage to Vinland the Good”. It is a design for a stained glass window:
But I thought that this was the most impressive of all the art on display was one of the oldest – a granite Celtic head, found in Bulcamp, Suffolk in 1991 – a simple carving which manages to be expressive: