10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day)
An opportunity to see over 600 paintings and sculptures by the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers. Visitors can spend hours viewing this small exhibition as there is such a wealth of detail in every piece. It is impossible to take everything in at a first look. Diverse subjects sit side by side, in different styles and media, and they all have one thing in common. No frame is more than 4.5 x 6 inches, and many of the paintings within are considerably smaller. It is worth going around with one of the magnifying glasses provided in order to see the brushwork and answer the frequently asked question ‘how do they paint so small?’ The sculpture poses a similar question and perhaps not knowing adds to the appeal.
To complement the main exhibition, there is also a special private collection of historic portrait miniatures of children through the ages, which has been kindly lent by the owners.
Daily demonstrations will take place in the North Gallery please visit www.royal-miniature-society.org.uk for further details