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Painting by numbers: London’s 100 best paintings

Posted at 8:00 am, October 15, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
'The Laughing Cavalier' by Frans Hals © Wallace Collection

The Laughing Cavalier‘ by Frans Hals © Wallace Collection

Over 25 moustaches

As you may have seen in this week’s magazine, Time Out have collated the opinions of London’s gallery owners, leading artists, curators and critics to create a definitive list of The 100 best paintings in London. So to help break them down a bit (and for a good larf), we thought we’d create this fun little list counting the number of important recurring elements. Bet you can’t guess how many nipples there are…?!

'A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling' by Hans Holbein the Younger © The National Gallery, London 2014

A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling‘ by Hans Holbein the Younger © The National Gallery, London 2014

28 animals

'Gassed' by John Singer Sargent © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1460)

Gassed‘ by John Singer Sargent © IWM (Art.IWM ART 1460)

11 references to death

'Madonna of the Meadow' by Giovanni Bellini © The National Gallery, London 2014

 

Madonna of the Meadow‘ by Giovanni Bellini © The National Gallery, London 2014

15 babies and young children (including Jesus)

'The Rokeby Venus' by Diego Velázquez © The National Gallery, London 2014

The Rokeby Venus‘ by Diego Velázquez © The National Gallery, London 2014

Only 6 bums

'The Water-Seller of Seville' by Diego Velázquez © Apsley House

 

The Water-Seller of Seville‘ by Diego Velázquez © Apsley House

4 featuring drinks

'Girl with a White Dog' by Lucian Freud © Tate

 

Girl with a White Dog‘ by Lucian Freud © Tate

24 nipples (yep we counted them individually)

 

By Laura Sagar

See them all in the full list of 100 best paintings in London.

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