LACMA Lends 4 Paintings to the Huntington

Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian (about 1791), LACMA collection on loan to the Huntington
With its East Campus closed for construction, LACMA has lent four paintings to the Huntington. The Virginia Steele Scott Galleries are showing Winslow Homer's The Cotton Pickers and Henry Osawa Tanner's Daniel in the Lion's Den. Neither artist is represented in the Huntington's American collection. The Huntington Gallery is displaying two portraits of young British aristocrats, by Thomas Lawrence and Pompeo Batoni. The LACMA loans are to be on view at least through mid 2020.

In 1952 Time magazine determined that Lawrence's Portrait of Arthur Atherley as an Etonian was the most popular painting at the Los Angeles County Museum. The Harry Potter swagger and brooding UK landscape still make an impressive picture. Prized by Gilded Age collectors, Lawrence has fallen off the radar—except in San Marino, where Lawrence's Pinkie is paired with Gainsborough's Blue Boy. Arthur Atherley is being shown in a second-floor gallery, near Constable's View on the Stour.

LACMA is also lending seven European paintings to the Getty Museum. The Iris blog has a listing.


Anonymous said…
I assume these are permanent loans.

LACMA, under the willful irresponsibility of its current director, and for all intents and purposes, no longer exists.