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.
The Masterpiece Tour offers three non-London museums, galleries or art centres the opportunity to partner with the National Gallery for three years and to display one different major work from our collection each year.
The Masterpiece Tour 2021–2023
From 2021, for the first time in the Masterpiece Tour’s history, the partner venues were selected for a three-year period and the painting chosen jointly by the partners and the National Gallery.
The three venues hosting The Masterpiece Tour 2021–23 are:
The following paintings were chosen and will go on tour at each venue:
The tour dates for the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio's 'Tobias and the Angel' are:
The tour dates for Rembrandt's, 'Saskia van Uylenburgh in Arcadian Costume' are:
The tour dates for Jean-Siméon Chardin's, 'The House of Cards' are:
The Masterpiece Tour 2018–2020
With the generous support of Christie's, three masterpieces formed the Masterpiece Tour from 2018–2020. These were:
2020 (recommenced in 2021)
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas’s 'Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study', will travel to the following venues:
Nicolas Poussin’s 'The Triumph of Pan’ travelled to:
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)
Hans Holbein the Younger’s 'A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling' travelled to: