Talk: Holbein's Christina of Denmark

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To celebrate the centenary of The Art Fund’s first campaign, Dr Susan Foister, Director of Collections at the National Gallery, gives a talk on the history of this great Holbein portrait, commissioned by Henry VIII. The painting had been on loan to the National Gallery for some time when, in 1909, its then owner, the Duke of Norfolk, decided to sell it. The Art Fund managed to prevent the purchase of the painting by Henry Clay Frick and its export to the USA. The story of how this was achieved is a wonderful tale of philanthropy, and the painting is now one of the most important works in the National Gallery’s collection. Dr Foister curated Holbein in England at Tate Britain in 2006.

Venue details

The Art Fund
Millais House, 7 Cromwel Place London SW7 2JN