Strike a Pose:

Stephen Farthing and the Swagger Portrait

DATE

Sat 29 Jun – Sun 3 Nov 

TIME

10am-5pm

LOCATION

Kenwood 

SUITABLE FOR

Everyone

Discover the portraits of William Larkin through the eyes of artist Stephen Farthing RA in a new exhibition at Kenwood.

Stephen has long had a fascination with Grand Manner or ‘swagger’ portraits and has been creating his own twists on the form since early in his career.

During successive coronavirus lockdowns, Stephen made new paintings after the unique set of portraits by the Jacobean artist William Larkin (c.1580 - 1619) at Kenwood, which leave no doubt in the viewer’s mind about the wealth and prestige of their subjects.

For the first time, Stephen’s new paintings as well as a selection of his earlier works will hang alongside portraits by Larkin and other artists who have inspired him.

Book Tickets

Stephen Farthing will be in residency in the Dairy at Kenwood on the following days; 1-5 July, 9-13 September, 7-11 October. During this time, he will be working on a painting inspired by John Hoppner’s Mrs Jordan as Viola in ‘Twelfth Night’, as chosen by the Kenwood volunteers. Come along to see Stephen Farthing at work and meet the artist.*


*Please note at times Stephen Farthing will be unavailable due to workshops and education visits. Please check with staff at the time of your arrival.

Stephen Farthing, A Dance To The Music of Time (Cecil after Larkin). 2020-21. Acrylic on cotton duck. 171 x 202 cm. Photograph © Moira Jamrisko

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