Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan (1636), one of the National Gallery’s most significant works, will be the centrepiece of this exhibition.
The work, which was acquired with Art Fund support, depicts a mythical celebration of nymphs and satyrs revelling before a statue of Pan, the Greek god of the wild. Works from York Art Gallery’s collections complement the painting, exploring its themes and Poussin’s significant influence on generations of artists.
Other works include pieces by masters such as Dughet, Bernini and Domenichino, as well as paintings by William Etty, Francesco Guardi and others.
The Masterpiece Tour is part of the National Gallery’s commitment to promote the understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of Old Master paintings to as wide an audience as possible. The painting has also been shown at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, and after York will head to Auckland Castle, part of The Auckland Project, County Durham.