We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, building on the success of our major loan, Degas Two Dancers on a Stage in 2016. Bringing Cézanne’s Montagne Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine to Coventry provides another opportunity for the Coventry community to experience and enjoy masterpieces from The Courtauld Gallery, London.
Montagne Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine is one of Cézanne’s most celebrated paintings and is part of a collection of work that he produced of the mountain in southern France.
The painting will be complemented in this new exhibition by some of the Herbert’s finest landscape works including Ebbw Vale by LS Lowry; The Stackyard by Paul Nash; Landscape with Tank by Prunella Clough and Evening Cornwall by David Bomberg.
This partnership will help to highlight the importance of the connection between Coventry and The Courtauld, as the city played a key role in the success of the Courtaulds company. In 1905 Courtaulds Ltd built its first viscose plant in Coventry, employing thousands of people. The wealth generated enabled Samuel Courtauld to develop his magnificent collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, which form the basis of The Courtauld Gallery collection.
Francis Ranford, Cultural and Creative Director of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, welcomed the loan of this renowned artwork on behalf of the city of Coventry.
She said: “We are thrilled to bring Montagne Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine to the Herbert and it is a wonderful opportunity for people to see this masterpiece outside of London.
“We have a great relationship with The Courtauld Gallery and the loan has come about through those existing links, one which reflects the family’s connections to Coventry.
“To complement the artwork, we will be displaying it with many other great landscape paintings from our own collection and we are positive the exhibition will attract people from across the region.”
Admission is free.
Cézanne: Montagne Sainte-Victoire
21 September 2018 – 20 January 2019