Freud childhood drawings and unseen sketches go on display

The guardian | Mark Brown:

Drawings going on display for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery really do look like a child did them, albeit a talented one. “They are really accomplished,” said the gallery’s curator Sarah Howgate of the lively drawings by a possibly seven- or eight-year-old Lucian Freud. “The colour is so vivid.” Freud’s childhood drawings are part of a huge archive donated to the NPG after it was accepted by the government in lieu of £2.9m inheritance tax… Read more

Image:  Anna in Venice taken from one of Lucian Freud’s previously unseen sketchbooks. Photograph: NPG/PA