COURTLAULD Institute  London






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The Courtlauld Institute was established in 1931 by the textile magnate Samuel Courtauld. A descendant of Samuel Courtauld the founder of the silk manufacturing company Courtlauds Ltd in 1816 he was a patron of art and music. He built the Courtauld Institute of Art in Portman Square and donated his collection of impressionist and Post Impressionist paintings to the London University. Donations since to the collection have made it more a collection representative of post-Renaissance European art - works by Botticelli, Brueghel, Bellinai, Rubens and Tiepolo. The gallery also has a fine collection of 20th century British art. The move to Somerset House in 1990 was to cost an estimated 3 million pounds which then rose to 10. The University of London contributed 4 million pounds, and the Government considerably less, the greatest share coming from the public appeal with raised 5 million pounds. The property had to be underpinned when it was found there were no foundations, the floors strengthened with tons of steel, and lighting, smoke controls and humidity regulators all installed to protect the collection. Previously in Woburn Square only 35 per cent of the Collection has been displayed, this will rise to 80 per cent at Somerset House.The collection attracts 90,000 visitors a year.
You will be able to see the Print on this site and then visit the Gallery and see the original !
Courtauld Institute
Somerset House Strand WC2
Telephone: 020 7848 2562
The official site of the Courtauld Institute

World renowned for its breadth and depth of coverage, the Courtauld is a college of the University of London with expertise and teaching range from antiquity through to the contemporary.

Find out more on the website: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/institute

ART MASTERPIECES in the Courtauld Institute Galleries include:
Vincent VAN GOGH: Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear 1889*
Pierre August RENOIR: La Loge
Claude MONET: Antibes
Paul GAUGUIN: Haymaking
Edouard MANET: A Bar at the Folies-Bergere
George SEURAT: Young Woman Powdering Herself
Henry de TOULOUSE-LAUTREC: The Tete-a-Tete Supper
Paul CEZANNE: Card Players/

Barnaba da Modena: Madonna and Child
Antonio Vivarini: THe Birth of St Augustine
Guariento: Madonna and Child Enthroned
Guido da Siena: Coronation of the Virgin/


Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear
Vincent van Gogh


A Bar at the Folies-Bergere, - 1881-1882
original oil on canvas
Édouard Manet

Manet Studio sale 4-5 february 1884 5850 francs
bought Chabrier
sold 26 march 1896 23000 francs with Durand-Ruelmay 1897
August Pellerin Paris
with Bernheim-Jeune Paris and Paul
Cassirer Berlin
Eduard Arnhold Berlin
Baron Ferenc Hatvany Budapest by 1919
with Justin Thannhauser Munich
Erich Goeritz Berlin 1924
through Thannhauser Lucerne
through Percy Moore Turner London
Samuel Courtauld 1926
Courtauld Gift 1934

Ballerina at the Bar
original oil on canvas
Edgar Degas
bought Captain Henry Hill Brighton 1874
sold Christies 25 May 1889 64..05
bought Goupil Victor Desfosses 4 november 1889
sold Desfosses 4 november 1889 to Goupil-Boussod Valadon succeseurs - 5000 francs
sold 13 november
1889 - 6000 francs to Paul Gallimard Paris
sold Christies 29 april 1927 7200
bought Samuel Courtauld june 1927
Courtauld Gift 193

Amedeo MODIGLIANI: Nude Pierre August RENOIR: La Loge Claude MONET: Antibes
George SEURAT: Young Woman Powdering Herself Paul CEZANNE: Card Players Barnaba da Modena: Madonna and Child



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