National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2018: Holbein at the New Art Gallery in Walsall

 Hans Holbein the Younger,  A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?) , about 1526-8 © The National Gallery

Hans Holbein the Younger, A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), about 1526-8 © The National Gallery

This year, as part of the National Gallery's Masterpiece Tour 2018, the New Art Gallery in Walsall welcomes 'A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling', painted about 1526-8 by Hans Holbein the Younger, to its Family Gallery Space.

The New Art Gallery presents historic, modern and contemporary art in innovative and challenging ways and delivers a dynamic programme of exhibitions, education and events. To welcome Holbein's painting the New Art Gallery has produced a film in which Susan Foister (Deputy Director of the National Gallery London), Stephen Snoddy (Director of the New Art Gallery) and Julie Brown |(Collections Curator at the New Art Gallery) explain the concept of the Masterpiece Tour, the significance of the New Art Gallery as a launch venue, and the context in which visitors can experience Holbein's painting in Walsall.

'A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling' is touring the UK in 2018–19 as part of the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour and will be on display at the following venues:

The New Art Gallery Walsall (12 January – 22 April 2018)
Shetland Museum & Archives (4 May – 15 July 2018)
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (10 October 2018 – 6 January 2019