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