Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, London, UK

(1932-Present) Biography

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Mont Sainte-Victoire
Paul Cezanne

239 USD


Two Dancers on Stage
Edgar Degas

239 USD

Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder
Peter Paul Rubens
331 USD


The Theater Box
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
225 USD

A Bar at the Folies Bergère
Edouard Manet
279 USD

Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil
Edouard Manet
266 USD

Self-portrait, 1889
Vincent Van Gogh
229 USD
 

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The Courtauld Institute of Art (UK /ˈkɔərtoʊld/), commonly referred to as The Courtauld, is a self-governing college of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art and conservation. It is among the most prestigious institutions in the world for these disciplines and is widely known for the disproportionate number of directors of major museums that have come from its small body of alumni, often called "The Courtauld Mafia".

The art collection of the Institute is known particularly for its French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and is housed in the Courtauld Gallery. The Institute and the Gallery are both in Somerset House, in the Strand in London.  

Courtauld Gallery

The art collection of the Institute is housed in the Courtauld Gallery. The collection was begun by the founder of the Institute, Samuel Courtauld, who presented an extensive collection of mainly French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings in 1932. It was enhanced by further gifts in the 1930s and a bequest in 1948, and has since received many significant donations and bequests. The Gallery contains some 530 paintings and over 26,000 drawings and prints.

The Courtauld Gallery is open to the public. Since 1989 it has been housed in the Strand block of Somerset House, which was the first home of the Royal Academy, founded in 1768. In April 2013 the Head of the Courtauld Gallery was Ernst Vegelin.

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