The Courtauld Gallery

Home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK, The Courtauld Gallery is located in the magnificent historical setting of Somerset House. The Gallery is particularly known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.

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The Courtauld Institute of Art is a research-led, independent College of the University of London, with one of the world’s most prestigious programmes of art history, curating, and conservation.

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Art and Artifice: Fakes from the Collection

17 June – 8 Oct 2023

A new display presenting remarkable forgeries from The Courtauld’s collection, the stories behind their making and the discovery of their deception. Opens soon at The Courtauld Gallery. Included with Gallery Entry. Friends go free.


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Oil painting of a Virgin and Child, with the Virgin standing in front of an archway wearing an orange-red dress and blue cape holding an infant lightly swaddled. The colours are vibrant but the panel visibly worn. i Umberto Giunti (1886-1970), Forgery in the manner of Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) Virgin and Child, 1920s, oil paint on wood panel, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)

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Gallery Talks, Public Programmes, The Courtauld Gallery

Lunchtime Talk

1:00pm, 6 Jun 2023 | Free

Lunchtime talks are delivered by students and researchers at The Courtauld Institute of Art on works in the collection. The talks take place in the gallery and are an informal and interesting way of looking closely at an artwork....

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Discover beautiful products inspired by our most famous works, alongside art materials and books for experts, enthusiasts, and children alike.

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