Pimlico station, just beyond the ticket barriers in the station
Guided by Rick Jones
On a tour of Tate Britain with arts critic Rick Jones you will see the best of British painting and sculpture over 500 years, a collection assembled initially by the sugar refiner Henry Tate, inventor of the sugar cube.
You will meet the Cholmendeley Ladies of the Tudor court and the Kytsons of Hengrave Hall whom Elizabeth I visited.
You will see the satirical, moral and political works of William Hogarth and portraits from the studios of Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds. You may appreciate breeding in the animal paintings of George Stubbs.
You will enter the mystical gallery of poet-painter William Blake and fall in love with the romantic idealism of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood – William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt.
You may wonder at the romantic landscapes of John Constable and the awesome power of nature in scenes by JMW Turner. You will whiff the grease-paint in the music hall paintings of Walter Sickert and sense the rhythm in the jazz-age vorticist William Roberts.
You will admire the impressionist naturalism of the American adoptive Englishmen John Singer Sargent and James MacNeill Whistler.
You will wander among statues and busts by Sir Frederic Leighton and Jacob Epstein and yearn to feel the contours of the surreal sculptures by Henry Moore.