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How has this complete original been sidelined?

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

Nicholas Pope: Portraits of a Marriage

Holburne Museum, Bath, until 30 August

Nicholas Pope: Heavenly Space

New Art Centre, Wiltshire, until 30 August

Nicholas Pope: Take Off

The Sunday Painter, until 12 June

A party of disorderly couples has gatecrashed the Picture Gallery at Bath’s Holburne Museum, climbing on to the antique furniture, hanging off the track lighting and sprawling on the floor, putting the noses of the resident Gainsboroughs, Constables and Zoffanys out of joint. Lawks-a-mercy! What has come over the Holburne? A passel of Mrs & Mrs Popes, that’s what: 36 years’ worth, to be precise.

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