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Zurbaran installation The Frick Collection

Zurbarán Paintings Exhibited in New York

19 January 2018

The crown jewel in Auckland Castle’s collection, Francisco de Zurbarán’s impressive series of paintings, will go on display in New York for the first time at the end of January.

The exhibition, Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle, will run at The Frick Collection from 31 January 2018 to 22 April 2018.

The paintings have hung in Auckland Castle for 250 years and remain an enduring symbol of tolerance, religious freedom and hope.

On loan to The Frick Collection from The Auckland Project, the artworks have been on an unprecedented tour of America.

Having undergone a year-long in-depth technical analysis at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, the paintings were first exhibited at The Meadows Museum, Dallas, from 17 September 2017 to 7 January 2018. A short film created by The Meadows that details the paintings’ journey and analysis can be viewed here.

The paintings will return to their home in Bishop Auckland in preparation for Auckland Castle’s reopening on Saturday, 1 December 2018.

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