Men of the Docks 2018

George Bellows With its radical urban subject matter and its lyrical palate of wintry hues, Men of the Docks, 1912, became the first painting by George Bellows acquired for a UK public collection when it was purchased by the National Gallery in 2013. Just a year later, his Nude, Miss Bentham was purchased for our … Read more

WATER LILY POND 2017

Claude Monet One of the most recognisable motifs of Impressionism – the Japanese bridge over the water lily pond in Monet’s garden at Giverny – is the subject of this spectacular painting, on loan to the gallery this summer from the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1890, Monet, a keen gardener, purchased the house at … Read more

FRANCIS BACON 2017

TWO FIGURES IN A ROOM Francis Bacon (1909-1992) is celebrated as one of the greatest iconoclastic modernists of the 20th century and one of the most significant painters ever to have worked in Britain. ‘Two Figures in a Room’, 1959, on loan to the gallery from the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts at the … Read more