Work from the collection of English industrialist Samuel Courtauld—who helped introduce the UK to Impressionism—is heading to Paris next year.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton will stage “The Courtauld Collection. A Vision for Impressionism,” February 20 through June 17, 2019. The show will include around 100 works from the late 19th century and early 20th century by artists including Manet, Seurat, Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Gauguin, many of which haven’t been shown in the French capital in more than 60 years.
The show also looks at the life of the philanthropist and his role as one of the most important collectors of the 20th century. Courtauld was particularly influential in building the reputation of the Impressionists in Britain, and he persisted in growing his