Mercury, Herse and Aglaurus
- Art Funded
- 86 x 57 cm
A 14th-century crucifixion, thought to be by Duccio, was funded in 1985 and offers a vivid window into the Gospel narrative. Radiant with colour and activity, its attribution may be in question but not its quality.
George Stubbs's lively Cheetah and Stag with Two Indians was commissioned by the Governor-General of Madras, who had donated the cheetah to George III in 1764. The scene is tense with anticipation, the softly pastoral quality of the landscape adding to the exoticism of the foreground figures.
In 2008 in Gallery acquired Filter by Antony Gormley, a stunning glittering sculpture which is suspended to let light flow through.