MASTERPIECES MAKE THEIR WAY TO COUNTY DURHAM Monday, 2 September 2019
Classical masterpieces from two of the country’s most prestigious art collections are being brought together in our latest exhibition.
The Triumph of Pan by French Baroque artist Nicolas Poussin will be at the centre of the new exhibition.
The artwork is travelling to County Durham as part of The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019, sponsored by Christie’s, which aims to share artworks from The National Gallery with as many people as possible outside of the gallery’s London home.
For this exhibition, the painting will be united with three preparatory drawings by Poussin, which are associated with The Triumph of Pan. Lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection.
Art lovers can also find out more about The Triumph of Pan in a talk on the exhibition at Auckland Tower on Thursday, 21 November.
Image credit: Nicolas Poussin The Triumph of Pan, 1636; Oil on canvas,
135.9 x 146 cm: Bought with contributions from the National Heritage
Memorial Fund and the Art Fund, 1982 © The National Gallery, London
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