Glasgow Acquires Genoese Van Dyck

October 7 2021

Image of Glasgow Acquires Genoese Van Dyck

Picture: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Brilliant news that the Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum have acquired Van Dyck's portrait of the Marchesa Lomellini.

According to the article linked above:

Painted during the artist’s six years in Italy between 1621 and 1627, it features a young Marchesa Lomellini, a member of the noble Lomellini family of Genoa, and is the first van Dyck to enter the city’s collection. 

The artwork comes from the collection of Sir Ilay Mark Campbell, 7th Baronet of Succouth (1927-2017) and Lady Campbell.   

She and her family offered the painting to the Glasgow Museums Collection, which is cared for by the charity Glasgow Life, as part of the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme, administered by the Arts Council on behalf of the UK Government.

The acceptance of the work from the collection of Sir Ilay and Lady Campbell settled £2,450,000 of tax.

The painting will be on display from 18th November 2021.

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