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The Courtauld Collects!

20 Years of Acquisitions

17 June ? 19 September 2010


Seurat Man in a Boat, The Courtauld GalleryDegas Bronze Sculpture, The Courtauld GalleryRussell Porter at the Royal Academy, The Courtauld Gallery

"Celebrate one of the treasures of the London art world ..." The Times

This display explores some of the exceptional new additions to The Courtauld?s collection since it moved to Somerset House twenty years ago. Highlights include works ranging from Turner, Degas and Seurat to Anish Kapoor and Damien Hirst. The show also unveils one of the most important new acquisitions, Joshua Reynolds's late masterpiece Cupid and Psyche 


The Courtauld Gallery is sometimes described as a ?collection of collections? and has grown historically through the generosity of private individuals who have endowed it with the remarkable collections which they formed.


This grand tradition of philanthropy, initiated at the Gallery by Samuel Courtauld in the 1930s, still survives and continues to extend and enhance The Courtauld Gallery?s world-famous collections.


The display is an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the achievements of the past twenty years and to look forward to the future development of the collections. Find out more

A special event series accompanies this exhibition. More about the exhibition events

Supported by the Finnis Scott Foundation

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