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A BRITISH YEAR AT THE MUSEUM !

MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE BORDEAUX

Under the umbrella name A British year at the museum!, Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts) presents two exhibitions: British Stories at the museum and Absolutely Bizarre! at the gallery. The two shows will honour British painting, which remains largely unknown in France, while also celebrating the historic bonds that have linked Great Britain and Aquitaine for centuries.  

 

"British Stories"
Conversations between the Louvre Museum and Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts 
November, 12th 2020-September, 19th 2021 Museum of Fine Arts 
 
The British art collections held by the Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts form a coherent corpus of thirty paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. This exhibition divided into sections is an occasion to admire them all and compare them with works loaned by the Louvre, the prestigious partner to this British year!.  

 

"Absolutely Bizarre !"
Strange tales from the Bristol School of Artists (1800 - 1840) 
 June 2021 – October, 17th 2021 Gallery of Fine Arts 
 
Both located in the south-west of their respective countries and sharing a history as colonial ports, Bordeaux and Bristol were twinned over 70 years ago. While the two cities have pursued numerous exchanges over the years, the Bristol School of Artists, which has gone largely unexamined in France, has never been celebrated to date this side of the English Channel.  
 

Joshua Reynolds, Portrait de Sir William Chambers, 1750-1760 © MNR, affecté au Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ville de Bordeaux
William West (1793 - 1861), Les Hébreux traversant le désert, précédés de la Colonne de lumière (The Israelites Passing through the Wilderness, Preceded by the Pillar of Light), 1845. Huile sur toile, 111.7 x 167.6 cm, K4234 © Bristol, Bristol Museum & Ar
Samuel Colman (1780–1845), La Foire de Saint-James (St James's Fair, Bristol), 1824. Huile sur panneau, 88 x 134, K353 © Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Rolinda Sharples (1793 1838), Le Vestiaire de la salle de bal de Clifton (The Cloak Room, Clifton Assembly Rooms), 1818. Huile sur toile, 73 x 88.2 cm, K1075 © Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
William James Müller, Émeutes de Bristol : l’incendie de la nouvelle prison depuis Canon’s Marsh (Bristol Riots: The Burning of the New Goal from Canon’s Marsh), 1831, M4120 © Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
James Baker Pyne (1800 - 1870), Vue de l’Avon depuis Durdham Down (View of the Avon from Durdham Down), 1829. Huile sur toile, 90.2 x 122.2 cm, K585 © Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Francis Danby (1793–1861), Vue de la rivière Avon depuis Durdham Down (The Avon From Durdham Down), vers 1821. Aquarelle, 12 x 20 cm, K4659 © Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Francis Danby (1793 - 1861), Coucher de soleil sur la mer après une tempête (Sunset at Sea after a Storm), 1824. Huile sur toile, 89 x 143 cm, K5008 © Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Francis Danby (1793 - 1861), Une scène à Leigh Woods (A Scene in Leigh Woods), 1822. Huile sur panneau, 32,5 x 50,4 cm, K2654 © Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), Portrait de George Brown, père du peintre John Lewis-Brown, vers 1825,, RF1960-2, Paris, musée du Louvre, Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Michel Urtado
Joshua Reynolds, Master Hare, 1788-1789, huile sur toile © RMN-Grand Palais, (musée du Louvre)
James Ward (1769-1859), Le Baptême du Christ, DL2011-6, Paris, musée du Louvre, Photo  © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot
Benjamin West (1738-1820), Phaéton sollicitant d'Apollon la conduite du char du Soleil, 1804, Paris, musée du Louvre © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi
Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Miss Frances Kemble, actrice, 1784, RF1938-30, Paris, musée du Louvre, Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot
Johan Zoffany (1733-1810), Le révérend Randall Burroughes et son fils Ellis, 1769, Paris, musée du Louvre © Photo RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre), Gérard Blot
John Martin (1789-1854), Macbeth et les trois Sorcières, vers 1849-1851 © Mba, Bx 2017.8.1
Gilbert Stuart, Portrait de Mrs James Arden,vers 1794 © Mba – Bx E 1291
William Turner, L’Embouchure de l’Avon (The Mouth of the Avon), 1793. Aquarelle © Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
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DOCUMENTATIONS
General information

Musée des Beaux-Arts et Galerie des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux 
www.musba-bordeaux.fr

 

DIRECTION

Exhibition organised by the City of Bordeaux with the exceptional collaboration of the Louvre Museum 

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