The Hunterian Art Gallery will re-open after extensive refurbishment on 15 September. Visitors can then enjoy the new presentation of the renowned art collection and the exhibition Rembrandt and the Passion. CODART members are cordially invited to attend the opening of Gallery and exhibition. A Pdf of the invitation can be downloaded here.
The Hunterian Art Gallery has undergone extensive refurbishment, which will allow greater access to its collections, with many more works on display than before. These improvements will enhance the visitor experience, allowing further enjoyment and understanding. From September, visitors can expect a different look and feel to the Gallery.
The exhibition and publication present new scholarship that examines every aspect of the making of the Entombment Sketch panel, which is one of the most important old master paintings collected by pioneering museum founder Dr. William Hunter (1718-1783). It is a focus exhibition of 40 works, with 7 paintings, 6 drawings, and prints including some of Rembrandt’s greatest etchings, which illustrate the iconography of the Entombment Sketch, its links with the Passion Series and with the group of oil sketches for etchings of the mid-1630s. A section illustrates recent scientific research, which has revealed important evidence about the dating of the work; quotations from contemporary testimony appear throughout.
A study day will be held on 15 and 16 November with keynote lecture by Gary Schwartz