Pic of the Paintings

Wednesday 9th January – Sunday 3rd March

For this exhibition, staff at Nynehead Court care home have been invited to submit their favourite print or painting hanging on the walls at home, to be displayed on the walls of The Orangery, with a short statement of why it is their favourite.

In December a poll took place with residents and staff of the care home and residents of The Mews to decide their favourite from the 20 most famous paintings, selected by Stable Arts with the help of the internet. Copies of the top three will be in this exhibition.

The most popular painting chosen by staff and residents of Nynehead Court is….

Girl with a Pearl Earring 1665, an oil painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Johannes Vermeer. It is a tronie(tronie (16/17th-century Dutch for “face”) of a girl wearing a headscarf and a pearl earring. The painting has been in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague since 1902.