Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
This landmark exhibition will explore Samuel Courtauld’s role as one of the great collectors of the twentieth century and showcase his extraordinary collection, which will be on display in Paris for the first time in over sixty years.
It brings together around 100 works that all belonged to Samuel Courtauld. The majority of these are owned by The Courtauld Gallery and they will be reunited with other important paintings formerly in Courtauld’s collection and now held in international public and private collections. In addition, the exhibition will include watercolours by William Turner that belonged to Samuel Courtauld’s brother, Stephen. The exhibition will also shed light on Courtauld’s pioneering role in shaping public taste for Impressionism in the United Kingdom.