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Avery-Quash, Susanna
Creating a national collection : the partnership between the Southampton City Art Gallery and the National Gallery / Susanna Avery-Quash, Jemma Craig.
Southampton : Southampton City Art Gallery, 2021.
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 27 cm
Reference Library
N1493 .A98 2021 (LC)
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Published to accompany the exhibition Creating a national collection: the partnership between the Southampton City Art Gallery and the National Gallery, held at the Southampton City Art Gallery, 28 May - 4 September 2021.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Creating a National Collection' is the first exhibition to explore the unique relationship and influence the National Gallery has had on the evolution of Southampton's collection. The historical links between the two galleries are significant, but little known. This fruitful relationship was established from the start, when Cllr Robert Chipperfield (1817-1911), whose bequest in 1911 led to the creation of the collection and the Art Gallery in Southampton, ensured that future acquisitions would be of a national calibre. Chipperfield had the foresight to stipulate that all purchases using his Trust fund should be undertaken in consultation with the Director of the National Gallery. Kenneth Clark, newly installed as the National Gallery's Director in 1934 took a particularly active interest in advising Southampton on acquisitions and wrote its first formal collecting policy in 1936, which essentially remains in place today. The exhibition will include outstanding works from Southampton, alongside the loan of 9 paintings from the National Gallery, by artists including Monet, Gainsborough, Maggi Hambling and Paula Rego. The two institutions have worked in partnership as part of the current 2019-21 National Gallery Curatorial Traineeship programme, supported by the Art Fund with the assistance of the Vivmar Foundation, with Curatorial Trainee, Jemma Craig, leading on a project to explore this dynamic and ongoing collaboration. A major publication will accompany the exhibition which will tell the fascinating history of Southampton City Art Gallery, and its relationship with the National Gallery, using untapped archival material and new oral histories."
Subject Terms:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Collectors and collecting.
Art museums -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art museums.
Great Britain.
National Gallery (Great Britain)
National Gallery (Great Britain)
Southampton Art Gallery.
Southampton Art Gallery.
Exhibition catalogs.
Craig, Jemma, author.
Southampton Art Gallery, host institution.
National Gallery (Great Britain)