Three objects from our collections are on show in the exhibition 'Troy: myth and reality' at the British Museum, including Anglesey Abbey's magnificent Shield of Achilles, a masterpiece of Regency silver. The exhibition tells Troy’s legendary stories with a diverse range of objects including archaeological discoveries that suggest there may be a real Troy behind the myth.
Six works from our collections are on show in 'Pre-Raphaelite Sisters' at the National Portrait Gallery, including works of art by Marie Euphrosyne Spartali Stillman, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Eleanor Siddal, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Sir John Everett Millais. 170 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, 'Pre-Raphaelite Sisters' explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to this iconic artistic movement.
Two paintings by William Hogarth from Upton House, Warwickshire are on show in 'Hogarth: Place and Progress' at Sir John Soane's Museum. The exhibition unites all of Hogarth’s series, including some 56 paintings and engravings.
Two of our charcoal portraits from Chartwell, Kent are on display in the exhibition 'John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal' at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Although Sargent is best known for his paintings, from 1907 he focused primarily on drawings to satisfy the many portrait commissions he received.
Four of our works by William Blake, including this 1808 watercolour from Petworth, West Sussex, are on display at Tate Britain in the largest exhibition of Blake's work for almost 20 years. With over 300 original works, including his watercolours, paintings and prints, this exhibition positions Blake as a visual artist for the 21st century.
A number of works from our collections, including two portraits from Petworth House in West Sussex, will be on show in 'British Baroque: Power and Illusion' at Tate Britain, the first ever exhibition to focus on British baroque visual culture. From the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, the exhibition will explore the rich connections between art and power in this often-overlooked era. Opens 5 February 2020.
Read more about our Loans Out Procedure here. The registrar team are happy to advise about the selection and availability of objects for loan, but we suggest preliminary research should be carried out at least a year in advance.