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The Courtauld Gallery Prints: From Bruegel to Freud

The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the most significant collections of works on paper in Britain, with approximately 7,000 drawings and watercolours and 20,000 prints ranging from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.  The upcoming Summer Showcase from June 19 to September 21, 2014 provides visitors with an introduction to an important part of the Gallery’s outstanding collection – its holding of prints.  This selection of some 30 examples spans more than 500 years and encompasses a variety of...

Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq

For the first time in its history, The Courtauld Gallery is staging an exhibition of art from the Islamic world. Its centrepiece is one of the most beautiful works in the Gallery’s collection, a brass container inlaid with intricate scenes of courtly life in gold and silver, a masterpiece of luxury metalwork. Despite its rarity and exquisite craftsmanship, this superb object remains little known or understood. Acquired by the Victorian collector Thomas Gambier Parry in...

Royal Mail 2013 Christmas Stamp Includes Painting from The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery is delighted that Royal Mail 2013 Christmas Stamp Issue includes a painting from its collection: Virgin and Child with the young St John the Baptist by Antoniazzo Romano (c. 1430 – c. 1510). Royal Mail issued its religious-themed Christmas stamps on November 4, 2013 and this year the designs are images of the Madonna and Child. A selection of images across the centuries has been published including, on the 2nd Class stamp, a...

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