Outside Apsley House, there was a sign encouraging people in:
Sophie then moved on to considering the history of portraiture, before photography, it was an important way of depicting a person, although only available to a few because of the cost of it. With the advent of photography, portraiture continued to be popular because it captures the essence of a person suggested Sophie.
She then went on to explain why pictures had been selected to hang together in what is a superb exhibition. The talk concluded with 3 pictures being selected for a special mention, I think these may be Sophie's favourites at the moment, and I agree with her choice:
1. Michael Ayrton's 'Caged Birds'
With 3 changes of exhibition per annum, we may have more of these talks, it's certainly worth looking out for them and coming along.