Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Just a few handy highlights of my recent visit to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Quite macabre, but I love the way these fingers appear to be creeping out of the frame.

Still trying to work out if this child’s chubby hands below are about to release the bird or squeeze it to death!

Love these gorgeous Gainsborough hands!

But I was mostly intrigued by the timeless quality of this last one. The rings on her fingers and the whole style and countenance of the woman suggested to me that she was painted in the 20th century. Yet this gorgeous informal portrait of Catherine Sardou was painted by Antoine-Jean Gros in 1796!

Those rings are similar to ones I wear today…