Three Ladies Adorning
London Photography

Three Ladies Adorning

The story behind the image

This is a photograph of the painting Three Ladies Adorning by Joshua Reynolds. The painting is hanging in the Tate (or Tate Britain as it is now called).

I took the photograph partley because I liked the painting, but mostly because I liked the composition of the painting on the wall.

Unfortunately, the room did need a little rearranging before I could take the photograph!

I studied the pattern of the guards as they wandered around and judged that I had only a few moments to move the pieces I needed. The most difficult was the large bench in front of the painting itself. I really struggled to understand how the bench could be at an angle to the wall and not centred.

Each time I moved the bench I made my way back to my vantage point to judge if it was right or not.

After half an hour or so of waiting for the guard to move on, moving the bench, waiting for people to view and go, waiting for the guard to move on, moving the bench, and smiling at the guards trying not to look suspicious, I decided it was as good as it was going to get. A bus full of enthusiastic tourists was in the next gallery room so I sort of had to give up.

I hope you like the image.

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