The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour

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Following the enthusiastic public response to the UK tour of Titian’s Diana and Actaeon in 2012, the National Gallery is initiating a new UK touring exhibition programme running for three years, and we are encouraging regional museums to participate.

For the Masterpiece Tour, three major National Gallery paintings will tour the UK, one per year between 2014 and 2016. Each annual touring exhibition will run from January to July at three different regional museums for about six weeks per venue. We are therefore looking for nine museums in total. This exhibition programme supports the Gallery’s aim to promote the understanding, knowledge and appreciation of Old Master painting to as wide an audience as possible.

The three paintings are:


The Execution of Maximilian
Edouard Manet
about 1867-8



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