Robert Upstone

Robert Upstone

Robert Upstone is a well known Modern British art specialist who has published widely in this area. For 23 years he was a senior Tate curator, curating displays and exhibitions, running research projects and acquiring Modern British works for the collection. He has curated a large number of exhibitions at major museums around the world. From 2010­–2016 he was Director of The Fine Art Society. He is one of nine specialists who sit on the Acceptance in Lieu Panel that accepts works of art for the nation.

Treasures of British Art

Tate Gallery


This richly illustrated little volume surveys British painting, watercolors, and sculpture from the sixteenth century to the present.

With masters such as William Blake, William Hogarth, George Stubbs, Thomas Gainsborough, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and David Hockney, the Tate Gallery offers work to please every taste.

The gallery, which was opened in London in the summer of 1897 by the Prince of Wales, is best known for its modern art collections, but-as this little compendium makes wonderfully clear-it encompasses the full sweep of British art, from ornate aristocratic portraits and vivacious hunting scenes to the Pre-Raphaelites' languid femmes fatales.

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