Europa at the Royal Portrait Society, Mall Galleries

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‘….Another portrait I found difficult to ignore was this one.  I had to keep looking. You start by thinking it’s a drawing – but it’s a painting. It’s in monochrome – but the subject has piercing blue eyes.  You think it’s matted – but in fact the mat has been painted on to a panel.  I felt if I kept looking yet more secrets would come to light’