Wallace Collection to Loan Poussin for First Time in 121 Years

July 27 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

As I suspected back in April, the Wallace Collection in London has announced that Poussin's Dance to the Music of Time will be loaned to the National Gallery's October exhibition Poussin and the Dance. This will be the first time the work has been loaned in 121 years as the trustees of museum overturned the rules of Lady Wallace's 1897 bequest a few years ago.

According to the press release:

Over twenty paintings and drawings from public and private collections in Europe and the USA, including the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (The Empire of Flora, 1630-31); The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (The Triumph of Bacchus, 1635-36); Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (Bacchus and Ariadne, 1625-1626); the National Galleries of Scotland (Study for A Dance to the Music of Time, ca.1634) and a series of drawings generously lent by Her Majesty the Queen, will be shown for the first time alongside some of the celebrated Classical antiquities that inspired them: The Borghese Vase, first century CE and The Borghese Dancers, second century CE, both from the Musée du Louvre, Paris. These works are being seen together for the first time in a generation and will allow visitors to trace Poussin’s influences and the sophisticated translations he made between marble, paint and paper.

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