Holbein’s work will be exhibited at the National Galleries of Ancient Art, which on the occasion of the large exhibition that the London Museum inaugurates on April 12 at Raphael, has lent the famous Fornarina
A town of friendship between two museum institutions signed through loan of two works: the National Galleries of Ancient Art in Rome and National Gallery in London Thus, “swap” two masterpieces of their collections, the The ancients from Raffaello and Lady with the Squirrel from Hans Holbein. Opportunity for an exchange is the large exhibition, which opens on 12 April at the London Museum, Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael, curated by Matthias Wivel, a major study of Raphael’s activity that reflects on the role that the artist has played in Western art history, from his time to the present day. Over 90 works on display, with loans from the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, the Uffizi, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Museo Nacional del Prado and of course the National Galleries of Ancient Art in Rome, with the famous The ancients.
THE FORNARINA OF RAFFAELLO AND THE DAMA WITH SQUARE OF HOLBEIN
The National Gallery of London will send a masterpiece of its collections to the National Galleries of Ancient Art Lady with the Squirrel from Hans Holbeinwhich will be placed in room 16 along with portraits that can be referred more or less directly to Holbein or his entourage: Portrait of Henry VIII and Portrait of Sir Thomas Morecopy of the famous original now housed in the Frick Collection in New York. “The close comparison, in addition to a philological interest in studying the production and autographing of the paintings, also intends to focus on other different functional and ‘ideological’ aspects related to the theme of the portrait, both official and private, as it is explored in peculiar terms by Hans Holbein, especially during his stay at the Tudor Court “underlined by the National Galleries of Ancient Art. “It will also be an opportunity to thematize the relationship between the portrait image and its memorial, diplomatic, festive, biographical and affective features.”.
EXCHANGE OF WORKS BETWEEN THE NATIONAL GALLERIES OF ANTIQUE ART IN ROME AND THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF LONDON
“The exchange between the National Galleries of Ancient Art and the National Gallery of London represents for us a great opportunity for growth and knowledge”, declares Flaminia Gennari SantoriDirector of Barberini Corsini National Galleries. “The promotion abroad of our cultural heritage, with the opportunity to host an equally important masterpiece in our galleries, is one of the strategic guidelines for my work, which aims to make culture increasingly universal and shared.”.
– Desirée Maida