Georges de La Tour in UK collections

November 15 2011

Image of Georges de La Tour in UK collections

Picture: Louvre

Following Art History Today's point about the lack of a work by Georges de La Tour in the National Gallery, a reader writes:

One or two  things about the item on the National Gallery's lack of a de la Tour.

When it was offered to them in the 30s it was owned by the English dealer Percy Moore Turner, who subsequently gave it to the Louvre [see their website]. 

So if you want to see one in this country you have to go to Hampton Court, Leicester and, most importantly, Stockton-on-Tees.  Rather as with Schaufelein you have to go to Gateshead - who have another panel from the same source as the Met's recent acquisition.

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