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Public helps National Gallery secure painting by Orazio Gentileschi

Just over a year ago, the National Gallery (NG) in London presented a then recently acquired self-portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi. Its debut was dubbed an ‘early Christmas present to the nation.’ This year, the NG has announced another early Christmas present. Yesterday, the museum announced that The Finding of Moses, a 1630s painting by Gentileschi’s […]

‘Music in the Tuileries Gardens’ to travel to Ireland ahead of Brexit

Since about 1959, Music in the Tuileries Gardens, an 1862 painting by Édouard Manet, has traveled back and forth between the National Gallery in London and Dublin’s Hugh Lane gallery as part of a sharing arrangement. Those arrangements were slightly altered in 1993 but the painting has continued making its journey back and forth between […]

Tate Modern edges out British Museum for top attendance spot

Drum roll, please… Recently, Visit England, a tourism organization, released the findings of their survey assessing what museums were most popular in 2018. The report found that Tate Modern saw an increase of four percent in attendance allowing it to overtake the British Museum as the most visited museum last year. Tate Modern is one […]

‘Van Gogh and the Sunflowers’: exhibition shows off recent research on the beloved painting

After an extensive and overdue bought of research, Vincent van Gogh’s 1889 version of Sunflowers, painted just a year before his death, will be the focal point of an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam titled ‘Van Gogh and the Sunflowers.’ The popularity of the painting has made it difficult in the past […]

After 300 years, Titian’s ‘Poesies’ will reunite

For the first time in more than 300 years, one of the most significant series of high Renaissance paintings will reunite thanks to the partnership of galleries in London, Boston, Edinburgh, and Madrid. Together, the paintings will be shown in an exhibition called ‘Titian: Love, Desire, Death’ that will kick off in March of 2020. […]

Self-portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi pops up in unusual places

The rare Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (c. 1615-1617) by Artemisia Gentileschi made headlines early last year when London’s National Gallery acquired the painting making it the first work by Gentileschi to enter the museum’s collection. The painting surfaced at a French auction house in 2017 and the National Gallery purchased it for £3.5 […]

Lawsuit concerning ownership of a Matisse rejected by Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court declined to hear a case that worked its way up through the US justice system concerning the legal ownership of a painting by Henri Matisse. Portrait of Greta Moll, made in 1908, resides in the stores at London’s National Gallery (NG). However, three of Greta Moll’s grandchildren were demanding $30 million […]