Manchester Art Gallery

Works on loan: Dhaka to Tennessee

JMW Turner’s monumental painting Thomson’s Aeolian Harp was lent to The Lightbox in Woking for the Turner in Surrey exhibition. This is the first exhibition to focus on the work that Turner produced in and around Surrey and also features Newark Abbey on the Wey and View of Richmond Hill and Bridge from the Tate collection.

Woman with Cantaloupe by Robert MacBryde travelled to Edinburgh for display in A New Era: Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950. This exhibition considers the responses of Scottish artists to the modern art movements of the early 20th Century.

Our two Marion Adnams paintings L’ Infante Egaree and The Living Tree went out on loan to Derby Museum and Art Gallery for display in Marion Adnams: A Singular Woman, a retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work in her hometown.

William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion at Petworth House (National Trust) brings together a collection of original works with a connection to the county. Manchester Art Gallery has lent two portraits of the poets John Milton and Edmund Spenser from a larger series of 18 that Blake was commissioned to decorate the library of the new house, called The Turret, of William Hayley (1745 – 1820), the poet and patron of the arts, at Felpham, Sussex.—visions-of-albion-exhibition

Jack the Ripper’s Bedroom by Walter Sickert was on display at the London Art Fair in January as part of the Art UK display, Art of the nation: Five Artists Choose. Art UK, the online catalogue of the UK’s public art collections, invited five artists to each select five works from the website. Mat Collishaw’s selected the Sickert for display alongside works by William Orpen and Caroline Walker from other UK public collections.

Lady with a Mantilla by Augustus John has gone out on loan to Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Tennessee, USA. The painting is on show as part of The Real Beauty: The Artistic World of Eugenia Errázuriz exhibition which looks at the life of Errázuriz and her involvement in and influence on modern art and design.

Thomas Dugdale’s painting Night is currently on display in Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain exhibition at Two Temple Place in London. The display marks 100 years of jazz in the UK and considers it’s impact on Britain from 1918 onwards.

The Gallery’s Korean Dragon jar (c. 1500 – 1600) has travelled down to Hauser & Wirth in Somerset for display in The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind. This eclectic display explores the connection between humans and the land around them and has been curated by Adam Sutherland, Director of Grizedale Arts in Cumbria.

Tate St Ives have borrowed two works from the collection – Self-portrait by Louise Jopling and Primulas by Winifred Nicholson – for display in the Virginia Woolf exhibition. The show includes works by over 80 artists that have been inspired by the author and her writings. The exhibition will tour to two other UK venues, Pallant House Gallery in Chichester and The Fitzwilliam Museum

Two Hiroshige woodblock prints, Pine Tree and Moon Pine, Ueno, travelled to the Dhaka Arts Summit in Bangladesh to be included in a collaborative presentation by the artist Raqib Shaw as part of the Bearing Points exhibition.

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