Issue Number: 95
Green and pleasant
‘Paul Mellon: A Cambridge Tribute’, at the Fitzwilliam Museum, in Cambridge (12 June–23 Sep; www.fitzwilliam.cam.ac.uk), is one of two shows this year to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the American philanthropist and art collector, who founded the Yale Center for British Art and was one of the Fitzwilliam’s greatest benefactors.
John Constable, Hampstead Heath, c.1820
The museum’s director Duncan Robinson brings together paintings that Mellon helped to buy for the museum, such as Constable’s Hampstead Heath, c.1820 (pictured), and George Stubbs’s Gimcrack, as well as works on paper by William Blake and Thomas Rowlandson.
The show coincides with a special exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, ‘Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art’ (until 29 July), which features art treasures that belonged to Mellon himself and comes to the Royal Academy this autumn (20 Oct–27 Jan). Together, the shows explore the roots of Mellon’s love of English culture and landscape.
© RA Magazine
Editorial enquiries: 020 7300 5820
Advertising rates and enquiries: 0207 300 5661
Magazine subscriptions: 0800 634 6341 (9.30am-5.00pm Mon-Fri)
Press office (for syndication of articles only): 0207 300 5615