From Queen Elizabeth I, to William Shakespeare, to Audrey Hepburn; David Beckham, and Malala Yousafzai, more than 100 portraits will be exhibited in Leeuwarden
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Fries Museum in Leeuwarden will take delivery of a huge number of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery in London. The Gallery will be refurbishing its exhibition spaces in the coming year or two, which has led to the chance for the paintings to be exhibited in the Frisian capital. As reported by the Friesch Dagblad.
The exhibition will be called ‘Icons: top pieces from the National Portrait Gallery’, and will include the well-known portrait of Queen Elizabeth I from 1575. Other pieces to be exhibited include a full-sized self portrait by David Hockney; whilst pieced by Peter Paul Ruben, Andy Warhol, and Marlene Dumas will also find their way to Leeuwarden.
“With 215,000 works, the National Portrait Gallery has the largest collections of portraits in the world”, says Fries Museum Director Kris Callens, “we’re really proud that we can exhibit items from there”.
Image by Ruben van Vliet, via the Fries Museum