A picture in Royal Holloway’s picture gallery reputed to cause exam failure

It’s Heritage Open Days this weekend. For anyone visiting the Picture Gallery at Royal Holloway in Egham, the BBC Magazine’s article on ‘The painting reputed to make students fail exams’ describes how Sir Edwin Landseer’s painting Man proposes – God disposes, affected students.

Must say, I didn’t warm to the subject when visiting the Picture Gallery recently.

Edwin Landseer painting

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