Na­tional Gallery, Lon­don Show­ing from: 20 Septem­ber 2017 - 7 May 2018

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUNDUP -


au­tumn, vis­i­tors to the Na­tional Gallery will have the rare op­por­tu­nity to see a stunning group of art­works by Edgar De­gas (1834–1917) from the Bur­rell Col­lec­tion in Glas­gow. This will be the first time that most of them will be seen out­side Glas­gow since they were ac­quired at the be­gin­ning of the 20th cen­tury.

Mark­ing the cen­te­nary of the artist’s death on 27 Septem­ber 1917, Drawn in Colour: De­gas from the Bur­rell is also a fit­ting trib­ute to one of the great­est creative fig­ures of French art. Ship­ping mag­nate Sir Wil­liam Bur­rell (1861–1958) amassed one of the finest

col­lec­tions of De­gas pas­tels in the world; en­com­pass­ing works from ev­ery pe­riod of his ca­reer and rep­re­sen­ta­tive of some of his favourite sub­jects: the bal­let, horse rac­ing, and the pri­vate world of women at their toi­lette. They form part of the col­lec­tion of nine thou­sand ob­jects in­clud­ing ta­pes­tries, stained glass, sculp­ture, and paint­ings that Bur­rell gifted to the city of Glas­gow in 1944.

The works will be ex­hib­ited in Lon­don along­side a se­lec­tion of oil paint­ings and pas­tels from the Na­tional Gallery’s own De­gas col­lec­tion.

Edgar De­gas The Green Bal­let Skirt, c.1896 The Bur­rell Col­lec­tion, Glas­gow

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