From Compton Verney to Tokyo: Loans from the Gallery this Spring

Requests to loan works from Manchester Art Gallery’s collection come from across the world. Our Loans Manager Siân Stephenson assesses and manages these requests and here she details a selection of our current loans.

People’s History Museum

An early 19thC dress from the costume collection worn by Mrs Mabbott of Manchester during the Peterloo Massacre of 1918 is on display as part of the Disrupt? Peterloo and Protest exhibition, 23 March 2019 – 23 February 2020 at People’s History Museum, Manchester.

Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa

Two suits from the costume collection by Cristobal Balenciaga are on loan to the Cristóbal Balenciaga. Fashion and Heritage exhibition, 1 March 2019 – 12 January 2020 at Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa, Getaria, Spain.

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum

Twelve works including an engraving of William Holman Hunt’s The Triumph of the Innocents, 9 engraved woodblocks and two watercolours by John Ruskin are on loan to Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism exhibition, 14 March – 9 June 2019 at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo, Japan. Following the display in Tokyo, the exhibition will then travel on to Kurume City Art Museum, Fukuoka, 18 June – 8 September 2019 and Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka, 5 October – 15 December 2019.

Compton Verney

Thomas Gainsborough, A Peasant Girl Gathering Faggots in a Wood is on loan to Compton Verney in Warwickshire as part of the Painting Childhood: From Holbein to Freud exhibition, 16 March – 16 June 2019.

Thomas Gainsborough, A Peasant Girl Gathering Faggots in a Wood, 1978

York Art Gallery

Four drawings on woodblocks by John Ruskin, Hard Times by Hubert von Herkomer, India House, Manchester by Adolphe Valette, and The Boats were Machine-Gunned by Richard Ernst Eurich are on loan to York Art Gallery for the Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings exhibition, 29 March – 23 June 2019.  The woodblocks will also tour to the second exhibition venue, Abbot Hall Art Gallery in
Kendal, 12 July – 5 October 2019.


John Ruskin (after J.M.W Turner), Aiguille du Midi, France, 1906

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

The Lost Sheep by William J. Webb, Heath Street, Hampstead (Study for Work) by Ford Madox Brown, Two Women in a Wood and Rue de Voisinsby Camille Pissarro are on loan to the Radical Landscapes: Pre-Raphaelites and their French Contemporaries exhibition, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 16 March – 9 June 2019

Watts Gallery

Diana and Endymion by Sir Edward John Poynter and Hamlet and the Ghost by Frederic James Shields are on display at Watts Gallery in Guildford as part of the Moonscapes exhibition, 2 April – 23 June 2019