All posts by John Millard


A couple of us volunteers at the Laing Art Gallery are recording details of a large archive of material relating to the Tyneside Victorian artist Ralph Hedley. Recently I came across two photos of a carved angel. The angel is… Read more

What’s the story?! Ralph Hedley’s painting Go, and God’s will be done! (1891)

There’s a big drama going on in this painting – Go, and God’s will be done! The cat on the left is sleeping peacefully in front of a fire, while behind her is a scene of wild activity. This great melodrama… Read more

Lost Ralph Hedley pictures

Papers, notebooks, press cuttings, sketches and photos relating to the Tyneside artist Ralph Hedley were left to the Laing Art Gallery by the artist’s great-grandson Julian Brown. Some of the sketches are on show in the exhibition Ralph Hedley: Painting… Read more

Ralph Hedley at the Shipley Art Gallery

On Saturday, I got a number 21 ‘Angel’ bus to the Shjpley Art Gallery in Gateshead for another look at the Ralph Hedley: painting the North East exhibition. The 21 leaves from Eldon Square bus station – stand G –… Read more

Ralph Hedley’s hunting pictures on the North York Moors

I was in Helmsley recently and missed the chance to visit the site of two unusual paintings by Ralph Hedley. Spout House/the old Sun Inn is on the B1257 as it runs from Helmsley to Stokesley, across the North York… Read more