Manchester Art Gallery

From Denver, USA to Kitakyushu, Japan, gallery loans span the globe

Jacob Ochtervelt, Merry Company

Works from the gallery are frequently requested for loan by museums and galleries worldwide. Siân Millar our Loans Manager, who makes sure that the whole process of enabling loans from and to the gallery runs smoothly, highlights where some of our works have travelled to recently.


Merry Company by Jacob Ochtervelt, previously on display in Gallery 14, has gone out on loan to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It will join our other Ochtervelt painting Sleeping Cavalier for the final leg of the touring exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry. The exhibition explores artistic exchanges between Vermeer and his contemporaries in Dutch genre painting.


Balaclava by Elizabeth Butler has also gone out on loan to the US this month. The painting is part of a three venue touring exhibition opening at Denver Art Museum which looks at Women Artists in Paris at the end of the 19th Century. Following its run at the DAM, it will travel to The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky and then on to its final destination at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.


Six of our Paul Nash works on paper are now on display at York Art Gallery as part of the exhibition Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape, curated by John Stezaker. The exhibition includes works by Stanley Spencer, John Nash, Edward Burra, and Henry Lamb and looks at the changes in landscape painting following the devastation of the First World War.


Our Tissot, Hush! has travelled down to Tate Britain for The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870 – 1904). The exhibition focuses on the community of French Impressionists working in London during this period. Following it’s run in London the show will tour to Petit Palais in Paris.


One of our Turner watercolours , Rochester, Kent, has gone out on loan to Japan for an ambitious exhibition titled Turner and the Poetics of Landscape. Currently on display at
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art in Fukuoka Prefecture, the exhibition will tour to four venues in total making stops in Kyoto, Tokyo and Koriyama.


Yesterday another of our Ochtervelt works, Embracing Cavalier, went out on loan to The Netherlands for The Art of Laughter: Humour in the Golden Age exhibition at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem. The display ‘presents the first ever overview of humour in seventeenth-century painting’.

Jacob Ochtervelt, Merry Company, c1665 (detail)

One response to “From Denver, USA to Kitakyushu, Japan, gallery loans span the globe”

  1. Stephen Guy says:

    What does Manchester get in return ?
    I know you are not much interested in old masters , but still.

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