Yale Center for British Art

I’ve always loved the building of the Yale Center – Louis Kahn’s last masterpiece which he was working on when he was found dead in Grand Central Station:  a set of cool and lucid, daylit spaces, half domestic, half institutional, encouraging dedicated looking.

There’s more sculpture than I remember, including a very beautiful terracotta Rysbrack bust of Peter Tillemans, a fellow Fleming:-

This is Benjamin West in his self-portrait with his family:-

A Self-portrait of Daniel Stringer who was a student in the RA Schools in its early years:-

Barry’s Education of Achilles, shown at the RA in 1772 (he was elected in 1773):-

That was as much as I could see before lunch, other than the grand interior spaces of the building:-

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3 thoughts on “Yale Center for British Art

  1. Edward Chaney says:

    Fab pix… cd u nip back and take one of Wyndham Lewis’s so-called ‘John Macleod’? Just finished writing about it for the Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies, circulation circa 159… What’s yrs btw?

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