The Dulwich Picture Gallery is well known to connoisseurs, collectors, and serious art tourists. Located in a leafy London suburb, though, it’s visited mostly by locals and the discerning few. It’s lovely to have three Rembrandts and Poussins, Murillos, and Gainsboroughs in the hood. The building is a precious, small jewel designed by John Soane.
Opening in 1817, it’s the oldest public art museum in Britain and, I suppose, the oldest in the English-speaking world. Though I’ve done three exhibitions with Dulwich in my career, I hadn’t been for a while. A visit was long past due since the place has