All hail the king of kitsch

The Daily Telegraph - Review - - THE CRITICAL LIST - By Mark Hud­son

THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN

Great Bri­tish mas­ter­piece or stuffy Vic­to­rian kitsch? Sir Ed­win Land­seer’s once hugely pop­u­lar paint­ing of a high­land stag re­turns to the Na­tional Gallery for the first time since 1851, sup­ported by a Six­ties homage by pop artist Pe­ter Blake, and Rachel Maclean’s 2012 film about Scot­tish na­tion­al­ism, The Lion and the Uni­corn. Na­tional Gallery, Lon­don WC2 (020 7747 2885), Thurs-Feb 3

AL­FRED MUN­NINGS: WAR ARTIST, 1918

An em­i­nent horse painter and pres­i­dent of the Royal Academy, Mun­nings made him­self no­to­ri­ous by of­fer­ing to kick Pi­casso’s

OH DEERThe Monarch of the Glen by Ed­win Land­seer

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