Sorolla: stumbling master of the light fantastic **

It was in 1908 that the Spanish painter Joaquin Sorrolla (1863-1923) had his first exhibition in London, at the Grafton Galleries. The world's greatest living painter, someone said of him. Others begged to differ. Now the National Gallery, more than a century on, has filled its subterranean galleries in the Sainsbury Wing (most of the … Continue reading Sorolla: stumbling master of the light fantastic **