Decision details

OD/16/62 Loan of objects from the Ipswich Borough Council collections

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

This decision relates to two current loan requests:

 

The first request is from Compton Verney, an art gallery located in a Warwickshire stately home for John Constable, ‘Wily Lott’s Cottage’ 1816 (R.1929-57), oil on paper mounted on canvas and two works by Harry Becker: ‘Landscape with Horses Ploughing’, c.1913-28, oil on canvas (R.1954-126.3) and ‘Cutting Chaff in the Open’, c.1913-28, oil on board (R.1954-126.8). The loan is for a temporary exhibition from 18 March to 18 June 2017. The Becker works are currently in store and whilst the Constable is on display in the Wolsey Art Gallery it would be possible to replace it with a similar work. This loan has been approved.

 

The second request is from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London and is for Thomas Gainsborough, ‘Margaret Gainsborough, the Artist's Wife’, late 1770s, oil on paper laid down on panel (R.1955-126). This is a high profile loan and forms part of an ongoing relationship with the NPG: Ipswich is borrowing the portrait of Thomas, Cardinal Wolsey from the NPG in 2017. This work is currently in store. The borrower will be asked to contribute to the conservation and framing of the work. This loan has been approved.

Decision:

This decision relates to two current loan requests:

 

The first request is from Compton Verney, an art gallery located in a Warwickshire stately home for John Constable, ‘Wily Lott’s Cottage’ 1816 (R.1929-57), oil on paper mounted on canvas and two works by Harry Becker: ‘Landscape with Horses Ploughing’, c.1913-28, oil on canvas (R.1954-126.3) and ‘Cutting Chaff in the Open’, c.1913-28, oil on board (R.1954-126.8). The loan is for a temporary exhibition from 18 March to 18 June 2017. The Becker works are currently in store and whilst the Constable is on display in the Wolsey Art Gallery it would be possible to replace it with a similar work. This loan has been approved.

 

The second request is from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London and is for Thomas Gainsborough, ‘Margaret Gainsborough, the Artist's Wife’, late 1770s, oil on paper laid down on panel (R.1955-126). This is a high profile loan and forms part of an ongoing relationship with the NPG: Ipswich is borrowing the portrait of Thomas, Cardinal Wolsey from the NPG in 2017. This work is currently in store. The borrower will be asked to contribute to the conservation and framing of the work. This loan has been approved.

 

Reason:

To enable the IBC collections to contribute to two temporary exhibitions at high profile venues and to continue the Museum Service’s partnership working with a network of cultural organisations.

Publication date: 01/02/2017

Date of decision: 24/01/2017

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