View of the East Hall of the Victoria and Albert Museum by Frank Owen Salisbury

This fascinating record of the museum’s Aston Webb wing depicts the Chancel Chapel from the Church of Santa Chiara, Florence, in situ in the newly created galleries.


Oil on board
48 × 35.5cm
Acquired in:
Bequeathed by:
Laurence Harbottle through The Art Fund

Salisbury began his career working in stained glass, but quickly gained a reputation as a portrait painter following a Royal Academy scholarship. He painted no less than five British prime ministers, five US presidents, and many other key political figures, including Mussolini.


Laurence Harbottle

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V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000

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