The Masterpiece Tour is part of the National Gallery’s commitment to promote the understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of Old Master paintings to as wide an audience as possible. This opportunity to bring three hugely popular works to the public’s doorstep is being made possible by the generous support of Christie’s.
The three masterpieces that formed the Masterpiece Tour 2018–2020 are:
Hans Holbein the Younger’s 'A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling', a much-loved work from the National Gallery Collection, toured the UK in 2018–19 as part of the Masterpiece Tour. It travelled to the following venues:
Nicolas Poussin’s 'The Triumph of Pan’, one the French master’s most intricate compositions, toured the UK in 2019–20 as part of the Masterpiece Tour. It travelled to the following venues:
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath (11 April – 7 July 2019)
York Art Gallery (12 July – 22 September 2019)
Auckland Castle (5 October 2019 – 5 January 2020)
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas’s 'Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study', will travel to the following venues.
The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2021–23
The deadline for submissions was 4 March 2021. Thank you to all those who applied. We'll be announcing the new Masterpiece Tour partners very soon. The next painting to tour is Jean-Siméon Chardin's, The House of Cards, about 1740–1.