18th March 2011

Hodgkin in Cardiff

Hodgkin in Cardiff
Venice, Evening, 1995, lift-ground etching and aquatint

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales in Cardiff has acquired one of Howard Hodgkin’s most spectacular original prints, entitled Venice, Evening, 1995 thanks to the Nerys Johnson Contemporary Art Fund and the Derek Williams Trust which each awarded a grant of £9,000. The 16 part hand painted etching and aquatint will beautifully complement and enhance other Venetian works by artists in the Museum collection including Canaletto, Guardi, Monet, Whistler, Sickert, Brangwyn and Piper.

Before this acquisition, Hodgkin was not represented in Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ collection apart from one painting on long term loan from the Derek Williams Trust, Bedtime, 1991-2001. Venice, Evening will not only complement this painting, but will significantly add to the contemporary collection at the Museum.

National Museum Cardiff is one of Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales’ seven national museums. The others are St Fagans: National History Museum, the National Roman Legionary Museum, Big Pit: National Coal Museum, the National Wool Museum, the National Slate Museum and the National Waterfront Museum.

Entry to each Museum is free thanks to the support of the Welsh Assembly Government.

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