The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Painting of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by Jamie Coreth at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

This painting is currently at the top of the stairs by the main entrance to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

The portrait of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was commissioned by and is on loan from the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, held by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, as a gift to the county.
The portrait was painted by Jamie Coreth this year (2022) and incorporates
symbols and colours linked to Cambridge. If you go to Jamie Coreth’s website at JamieCoreth.com, you can see more of his work. And on this ‘About’ page you can read more about the person himself.

We visited the Fitzwilliam Museum to see the exhibition ‘True to Nature: Open-air Painting in Europe 1780-1870’, which is worth seeing. There are some very good paintings by people neither Tamara not I had heard of. And that’s saying something because Tamara knows a lot about art and the history of art.

The particular slant of the curation of the exhibition is in the comments on the paintings by local Cambridge scientists. They see things in these landscapes – the types of trees that fill a particular landscape, the makeup of the rocks, that others do not see. And they comment on how the world has changed, and the effect of climate change.

Many of the paintings in the ‘True to Nature: Open-air Painting in Europe 1780-1870’ are on loan from The National Gallery Of Art in Washington D.C. and from the Fondation Custodia in Paris. Follow the links for more information.

3 Comments

  1. Tamara says:

    I thought it was such a beautifully painted portrait, so terrifically true to life. Such wonderful use of light.

    Hey, thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it.

    I thought the curating of the exhibition “True To Nature” was unusual and effective. I am very glad we saw it.

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    1. Me too. The company was nice..

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Tamara says:

        Yes, I felt likewise ☺️

        Liked by 1 person

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