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Past exhibition

Take One Picture 2021

17 June – 12 September 2021

Admission free

Location: Sunley Room

As part of our annual Take One Picture programme, primary schools from across the UK have responded creatively to 'The Battle of San Romano' by Paolo Uccello.

The painting shows a key moment in the Florentine victory at San Romano in 1432, with the commander Niccolò da Tolentino leading a cavalry charge and wearing a magnificent red and gold hat. Uccello’s painting was chosen for the cross-curricular themes and subjects which can be explored: from conflict and battles, to pattern, perspective and Renaissance Italy.

Featuring works by children from 30 different primary schools, the exhibition showcases the richness of children's creative responses – from armoured beasts and shining shields to plumed helmets and printed flowers.

Explore the exhibition

Read about the show and see the children's work.

Image above: Artwork by Year 6, Trinity Primary Academy

Exhibition generously supported by

Columbia Threadneedle Foundation


The Sunley Room exhibition programme is supported by the Bernard Sunley Foundation

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