The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2018
Hans Holbein the Younger
A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?)

13 October 2018 to 6 January 2019
Free with Brighton Museum admission, residents & members free 

A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling is one of Hans Holbein the Younger’s earliest English portraits and it is one of his most engaging and beautiful works. This touching portrait holds many secrets to decode. Alongside this 16th century masterpiece, the functions and meanings of portraiture from the period will be explored through a selection of works from our own collection.

Hans Holbein the Younger A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?), about 1526-8 Oil on oak 56 x 38.8 cm © The National Gallery, London. Bought with contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and The Art Fund and Mr J. Paul Getty Jnr (through the American Friends of the National Gallery, London), 1992
Hans Holbein the Younger A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?),
about 1526-8 Oil on oak 56 x 38.8 cm
© The National Gallery, London. Bought with contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and The Art Fund and Mr J. Paul Getty Jnr (through the American Friends of the National Gallery, London), 1992

The Masterpiece Tour reflects the National Gallery’s commitment to promoting the understanding, study and appreciation of its collection to as wide an audience as possible. A major Gallery painting is touring the UK each year between 2018 and 2020. This year, Holbein’s A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (Anne Lovell?) has travelled the length and breadth of the country and will be on its final stop before returning home, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to see it here in Brighton.