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Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:27

The National Portrait Gallery Sends Van Dyck Painting on Nationwide Tour

Self-portrait by Anthony Van Dyck. Self-portrait by Anthony Van Dyck. Wikipedia

The National Portrait Gallery's recently acquired self-portrait of Sir Anthony van Dyck was today displayed at Turner Contemporary, Margate, the first venue in its nationwide tour. It is set to be one of the star attractions of the Kent gallery's new exhibition "Self: Image and identity - self-portraiture from Van Dyck to Louise Bourgeois" which opens to visitors on Saturday, January 24, 2015.

The portrait will be on public view for the first time since August 2014 when it was on display at the National Portrait Gallery prior to a period of conservation which is detailed in specially commissioned films on the Gallery's website.

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