Thursday, 2 January 2014


My sister left today and we won't see her IRL for at least six months. We always feel sad as we wave goodbye. This time she gave Mum and Dad a postcard of this painting before she left.

It is called The Opening of the Modern Foreign and Sargent Galleries at the Tate Gallery, 26 June 1926 by John Lavery and was presented by Lord Duveen in 1930.

Dad immediately got out the magnifying glass to try and read the tiny text under the painting. 

To no avail as it turns out. So we searched it on the internet and tried via tablets. Still no luck but it is keeping us busy and for that we are grateful. 

Update: @BellaMFG sent this link and this message: Ok, had to check this out... The small print at the bottom is actually the names of everyone in the painting. At the bottom of the painting, click on the largest pixel. If you have an ipad, you can zoom and read the names.

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