The Courtauld Gallery (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
The Courtauld Gallery (The Courtauld Institute of Art) has contributed approximately 500 images of works from its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library.
The Courtauld Gallery is among the finest small museums of European art, with a collection that reaches from the early Renaissance to the 20th century. The Gallery is beloved for its outstanding selection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including Edouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1881-1882), Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s La Loge (1874), Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889), and Paul Gauguin’s Nevermore (1897). It holds the largest collection of works by Paul Cézanne in Britain, as well as a fine selection of paintings, drawings, and bronzes by Edgar Degas. Coverage of the 20th century extends to the French Fauves (André Derain, Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, and Maurice de Vlaminck), German Expressionists (Erich Heckel, Alexej von Jawlensky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Max Pechstein), and modern British artists, including the Bloomsbury Group (Vanessa Bell, Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, Ben Nicholson, and Graham Sutherland). The Gallery also houses rich collections of sculpture and decorative arts, Gothic and Medieval paintings, Renaissance masterworks, and an important group of paintings and drawings by Peter Paul Rubens. There is an impressive range of works on paper representing Western art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, including the work of Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo, Rembrandt van Rijn, and J.M.W. Turner.
The Courtauld Gallery is located at Somerset House, an 18th century building designed by William Chambers on the banks of the Thames in Central London. In 1932, Samuel Courtauld founded The Courtauld Institute of Art and donated his personal collection of art, which formed the core of the Gallery’s permanent collection. Also based at Somerset House, the Institute is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of art history and conservation. An independent college of the University of London, the Institute offers exceptional resources for students, including the Gallery’s collections and notable research libraries and image archives.
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