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Leslie Scattone, assistant curator for the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, discusses a large group portrait: Colonel John Fortnum and Family by Tilly Kettle, one of the first significant British artists to establish a career in India. Kettle painted in Madras, Calcutta, and Faizabad from 1769 to 1776. This painting, from the collection of the Blaffer Foundation, depicts John Fortnum, an architect and officer in the Bengal Army, along with his wife, children, and exotic pet bird.On the third Thursday of each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art. Gallery Talks are given by museum curators, conservators, educators, and librarians. Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. Please call 713. 639.7800.