There's only a week left to see the National Gallery's Sorolla exhibition, and Spear's couldn't recommend it more. His languorous brush strokes and light-dappled scenes will make you want to abandon gainful employment to wander Hampstead Heath in white linen and a Lock and co classic boater.
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