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The Triumph of Pan

8 November 2018

A much-loved work from the National Gallery’s Collection is travelling to Bishop Auckland as part of a UK tour.

Nicolas Poussin’s, The Triumph of Pan, will be on display at Auckland Castle from 5 October 2019 – 5 January 2020.

Clare Baron, Curator at Auckland Castle, said: “Conserving Auckland Castle as part of The Auckland Project has allowed us to open up this once private palace and ensure it can be enjoyed by the North East community, alongside the artwork housed inside.

“It is a privilege to be able to do the same for another masterpiece and we look forward to working with the National Gallery to display ‘The Triumph of Pan’ in 2019.”

The Auckland Castle exhibition forms part of the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019, made possible by the generous support of Christie’s, which is offering three museums and galleries outside London the opportunity to access one of the Gallery’s masterpieces in their own region.

Dr Gabriele Finaldi, of the National Gallery, said: “The Masterpiece Tour gives us the opportunity to share a great painting with people across the country.  Poussin’s mythological masterpiece will be shown in Bath, York and Bishop Auckland where some fascinating and very varied programmes are planned. We are much looking forward to the Tour.”

Image credit: Nicolas Poussin The Triumph of Pan, 1636; Oil on canvas, 135.9 x 146 cm: Bought with contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund, 1982 © The National Gallery, London

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