"Mrs. Thrale and Her Daughter Hester (Queene)"
Joshua Reynolds, "Mrs. Thrale and Her Daughter Hester (Queene)," 1781. Oil on Canvas, 140.3 x 148.6 cm.
Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery showcases the remarkable legacy of the multi-millionaire business tycoon and philanthropist, Lord Beaverbrook, an entrepreneur extraordinaire who established a world-class art collection.
Curated from this, Masterworks focuses on exquisite and valuable paintings by important old masters, as well as by seminal artists in the history of Canadian art.
Presented here are 75 paintings by world- renowned artists from the fifteenth to twentieth century. These include Eugène Delacroix's haunting Lady Macbeth Sleepwalking (1850), Henri Matisse's ink study Leda (1945) and three works by surrealist master Salvador Dalí, including the 13.9' x 10.6' Santiago El Grande (1957) - a painting so large that Glenbow constructed a custom cove to accommodate its proportions. Prominent historical Canadian artists in the exhibition include Emily Carr, Lawren Harris and J.W. Morrice, among many others.