National Gallery announce Manet’s The Execution of Maximilian tour

The National Gallery in London have announced Manet’s ‘The Execution of Maximilian’ is going on the road and travelling the UK as the first painting in the three-year Masterpiece Tour.

Manet, The Execution of Maximilian, about 1867-8

Manet, The Execution of Maximilian, about 1867-8

The three host venues for 2014 are the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury Museums and Galleries; The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle; and Mead Gallery, University of Warwick.

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. This opportunity to bring hugely popular National Gallery paintings to the public’s doorstep is being made possible by the generous support of Christie’s.

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN