Older paintings have a charm and eloquence that modern artists struggle to portray in their work. We believe that pre-1800s paintings, in particular, convey a sense of grandeur that is hard to find elsewhere. It is unsurprising then that the ‘Old Masters’, pre-19th-century painters of great skill, are coming back into fashion. Johnny Van Haeften’s Richmond gallery is the perfect place to discover works from this era. It has a quiet ambience to it, allowing one to sink into the impressive works.