Eugène Boudin’s ‘Deauville’ to go on display at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library
The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, in partnership with The Courtauld Gallery London, have forged links with workers on the old Courtaulds factory site at Red Scar to choose a painting from our collection go on display at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
A sunny view of Deauville, a fashionable seaside resort in Normandy popular with 19th Century Parisian holidaymakers, by Eugène Boudin was chosen from a short list of seven. Painted in 1893 – in the same year the Harris officially opened, it will go on display in their fine art galleries from Saturday 10 February until 20 May 2018.
Lindsey McCormick, Fine Art Curator at the The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library said:
“Chosen by people working at Red Scar, the Harris is delighted to bring Boudin’s painting to audiences in and around Preston. It will be displayed alongside archive photographs, objects and film to highlight the history of Courtaulds factory. The exhibition will also include new photography inspired by the site, and visitors will be able to listen to former employees talking about what it was like to work at the factory in the 1960s and 70s.”
Councillor Peter Kelly, Executive Member for Culture & Leisure at Preston City Council, said:
“The Harris has had huge success over many years in bringing outstanding art to Preston that can be seen free of charge by thousands of local people. We are excited to be working so closely with The Courtauld Gallery to make this happen and to build these Preston Courtauld Connections.”
Everyone is welcome and entry is free.
This is a pilot project for our Courtauld Connects regional programme