For the first time in 250 years, this exhibition reunites the pastel masterpiece by Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard, painted in Lyon in 1754, with the painted version in oil he completed in London almost 20 years later.
The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, 1610, lent by the Intesa Sanpaolo Collection, will be displayed alongside another late work by the Italian artist from the National Gallery Collection, Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist, about 1609–10.
Open from Thu 18th April 2024 to Sun 21st July 2024
A true riches to rags story is being told in the National Gallery at the moment, with a large exhibition about an Italian, Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, who gave his wealth away to live a life of poverty.
More than his contemporaries, if you wanted a grand painting or church decorated in 16th-century Italy, there was only one person to call on, named after a saint, if without the saintly behaviour, it was Raphael.