The National Gallery has today announced further details of its 2019 exhibition programme. 

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Paul Gauguin
Self-Portrait Dedicated to Carrière, 1888 or 1889
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (1985.64.20)
Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

The National Gallery has announced an additional three Summer and Autumn exhibitions taking place next year – including a major Paul Gauguin display devoted to his portraits.

On display from the 12th June, the gallery will present Bartolomé Bermejo:Master of the Spanish Renaissance . The exhibition will bring together two of his masterpieces the triptych of the ‘Madonna of Montserrat’ from the cathedral at Acqui Terme, Alessandria (Italy) and the ‘Piedad Desplà’ from Barcelona Cathedral – being displayed in the UK for the first time.

Meanwhile, from the 7th October 2019, the National Gallery will present The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits, bringing together some of the artist’s portraits to reveal how the artist moved away from Impressionism towards Symbolism. The exhibition will bring together  a number of works of the same sitter from different collections to reveal how Gauguin interpreted a specific model in different media and over time. It is the first ever exhibition to be devoted to the artist’s portrait works.

It has also been announced that from the 27th November, the gallery will present Young Bomberg and the Old Masters. This free display will showcase paintings by British modernist artist David Bomberg on display for the first time alongside works that inspired him. The exhibition is being staged just over a century after Bomberg’s groundbreaking first solo show at the onset of war in July 1914.

For more information about the exhibitions visit: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/