Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, Devon

The Trafalgar Way is a commemoration of the race to get the news of Admiral Nelson’s famous victory in 1805, to the Admiralty in London. It records the horseback journey of Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotière through Southern England with the dispatches from the epic sea battle. Lapenotière’s journey from Falmouth to London covered 271 miles…

Happy New Year from West Bay in Dorset

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE WHO FOLLOWS THE WHITE BOX AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE NEW GALLERY VISITS IN 2022. KEEP SAFE AS ALWAYS. We eventually found a gallery to visit in December on the coast in Dorset. Sladers Yard was well worth it in on a very wet wintry day to see some exciting…

A Visit Last Summer to King’s College Cambridge.

Cambridge was one of the many places we visited last summer and as we are in virtual lockdown at the moment I am returning in my writing to the city. There are many iconic buildings in Cambridge but probably head and shoulders above the rest is King’s College Chapel. Be it on one of those…

Happy Christmas and The Portinari Altarpiece  

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FOLLOWERS OF THE WHITE BOX AND KEEP SAFE IN THESE UNUSUAL TIMES. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. GORDON. The Portinari Altarpiece is one of the most complex descriptions of the nativity from the fifteenth century, crammed full of symbolism. I came accross it while looking for a painting of Joseph and Mary’s…

The Adoration of the Shepherds – A Question for you at Christmas

Happy Christmas Eve everyone. My new header is an altarpiece painted by the Flemish artist, Hugo van der Goes in 1475 as a private devotion piece for the Medici banker, Tommaso Portinari. It’s central theme is the Adoration of the Shepherds from Luke’s Gospel, but is crammed with religious symbolism, more of which later. But…