In Spring 2020, the Royal Academy will host Gauguin and the Impressionists: Masterpieces from the Ordrupgaard Collection.
The exhibition showcases 60 works from one of the finest collections of Impressionist painting in Northern Europe, assembled in the first decades of the twentieth century by wealthy Danish couple Wilhelm and Henny Hansen. It will include masterpieces by Degas, Manet, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley. The Collection also features pre-Impressionists such as Corot, Courbet, Dupré and Daubigny, who were associated with the Barbizon School, and a number of post-Impressionist works that include an exceptional group of eight paintings by Paul Gauguin, all of which will be in the exhibition.
The Collection was assembled by the Hansens together with Théodore Duret, the eminent art critic and early champion of Impressionism, as well as notable dealers like Ambroise Vollard. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to view these works in the UK while the Ordrupgaard Museum, located outside Copenhagen, is closed for redevelopment.
The exhibition is organised by Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen and the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
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