The Collection

Katrin Bellinger began collecting in 1985 in parallel to her career as a dealer in Old Master drawings. Fascinated with the artistic process and the mystique surrounding it, she chose to focus on one theme: the artist at work. Since then the collection has expanded considerably and now includes over 1000 examples in a range of media — drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture — from the Renaissance to the present day. Among the artists represented are Parmigianino, Guercino, Rembrandt, Watteau, Tiepolo, Ingres, Daumier, Menzel, Seurat, Ensor, Schiele and Freud. The collection is administered by the Tavolozza Foundation. To see more works on the theme of the artist at work, follow @the.artists.at.work on Instagram.

To access the database of the whole collection as well as obtaining information on specific works, contact: info@tavolozzafoundation.com

Loan policy

The Foundation processes many applications from organisations, normally accredited museums, galleries or educational institutions, every year. Loans are granted for the following purposes:

  • to contribute to the wider understanding of artists’ working methods and studio practice across a range of media
  • to support research into the collections, through exhibitions or publications that publish new research and scholarship, or give new insight into the collection and make a definitive contribution to their subject
  • to attract new audiences, offer learning opportunities and be authoritative in its interpretation
  • to promote the Collection to international audiences

We ask that requests for loans be made as early as possible, at least six to nine months in advance of the required date. Loan requests must include dates, information about the subject of the exhibition and other items to be displayed, and how the requested item fits into the exhibition theme. Borrowers will need to demonstrate that they can provide the facilities (environmental, security, etc.) to maintain the loaned items in appropriate conditions. Potential borrowers are urged to provide as much information as possible at the point of making their formal request.

For loan enquiries, please contact info@tavolozzafoundation.com

Current & forthcoming exhibitions

Émile Friant, le dernier naturaliste?

Musée des beaux-arts de Nancy 4 November 2016 — 27 February 2017

Drawings by Antoine Watteau

The Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main 19 October 2016 — 15 January 2017 The Teylers Museum, Haarlem 1 February 2017 — 14 May 2016

Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant – Drawings from New York Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 6 October 2016 — 8 January 2017

Past exhibitions

The Painting Room: Artists at work in the eighteenth century

Gainsborough's House, Suffolk 24 October 2015 — 21 February 2016

Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London 25 June — 26 September 2015 Teylers Museum, Haarlem 11 March — 31 May 2015

Further information www.soane.org

Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish

Musée Bourdelle, Paris 31 March — 12 July 2015 The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 4 October 2014 — 25 January 2015

In the Studio

The Gagosian Gallery, New York 5 February — 18 April 2015

Futher information www.gagosian.com/

The Invention of the Past: Tales of Heart and Sword in Europe 1802-1850

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon 19 April — 21 July 2014

Caspar Berger Singer Prijs 2013

Stichting Singer Memorial Foundation, Laren 2 June — 7 July 2013

Petrus van Schendel (1806-1870): een leven tussen licht en donker

Breda Museum, The Netherlands 10 November 2012 — 17 February 2013 Museum Villa Vauban, Luxemburg 9 March — 16 June 2013

Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) La Leçon de musique

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels 7 February — 26 May 2013

Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay

Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh 6 October 2012 — 6 January 2013 Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach 29 January — 23 April 2013

Cornelis Bega: Eleganz und raue Sitten

Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen 15 March — 10 June 2012 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie 29 June — 30 September 2012

Jean de Jullienne: Collector & Connoisseur

The Wallace Collection, London 12 March — 1 June 2011

Mythen van het atelier [Studio Myths]

Teylers Museum, Haarlem 18 September 2010 — 9 January 2009 Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen 4 February — 8 May 2011

The Artist’s Studio

Compton Verney 26 September — 13 December 2009 Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich 9 February — 16 May 2010

Special Exhibition: 'Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal' at Teylers Museum, Haarlem and Sir John Soane's Museum, London

This two-venue exhibition explored the role of antique sculpture in artistic education and practice from the Renaissance through to the nineteenth century. It featured thirty-four drawings, paintings and prints from all periods and many national schools, selected from sources that include the Katrin Bellinger Collection, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Teylers Museum, the Kunsthaus, Zurich, the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Courtauld Gallery.

Among the themes addressed by the exhibition were the formal role of the Antique in the academic curriculum, the importance of the study of antique sculpture in educating young artists with the classical ideal, and the more intimate role played by incorporating antique sculpture within portraiture and artists’ self-portraiture. The exhibition will include many celebrated images by Federico Zuccaro, Hendrick Goltzius, Michael Sweerts, Charles-Joseph Natoire and Henry Fuseli, as well as little-known and in some cases unpublished works by Peter Paul Rubens, Philippe Joseph Tassaert, Hubert Robert, William Chambers, Joseph Mallord William Turner and William Daniels.

The exhibition was accompanied by a substantial catalogue which provided an overview of this multifaceted subject in a series of synoptic essays, and which also presents new scholarship about many of the works on display. The exhibition and publication was co-curated and edited by Dr. Adriano Aymonino and Dr. Anne Varick Lauder.

To read further press related to the exhibition visit News.

More information on the exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum can be found here.

Information about education and events tied in to the exhibition at the Soane can be found here.

 

Support

Exhibitions

The Katrin Bellinger Collection lends works regularly to exhibitions held at museums and galleries world-wide.

Current & forthcoming

Émile Friant, le dernier naturaliste?

Musée des beaux-arts de Nancy 4 November 2016 — 27 February 2017

Drawings by Antoine Watteau

The Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main 19 October 2016 — 15 January 2017
The Teylers Museum, Haarlem 1 February 2017 — 14 May 2016

Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant – Drawings from New York Collections

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 6 October 2016 — 8 January 2017

Past

The Painting Room: Artists at work in the eighteenth century

Gainsborough's House, Suffolk 24 October 2015 — 21 February 2016

Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London 25 June — 26 September 2015
Teylers Museum, Haarlem 11 March — 31 May 2015

Further information www.soane.org

Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish

Musée Bourdelle, Paris 31 March — 12 July 2015
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 4 October 2014 — 25 January 2015

In the Studio

The Gagosian Gallery, New York 5 February — 18 April 2015

Futher information www.gagosian.com/

The Invention of the Past: Tales of Heart and Sword in Europe 1802-1850

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon 19 April — 21 July 2014

Caspar Berger Singer Prijs 2013

Stichting Singer Memorial Foundation, Laren 2 June — 7 July 2013

Petrus van Schendel (1806-1870): een leven tussen licht en donker

Breda Museum, The Netherlands 10 November 2012 — 17 February 2013
Museum Villa Vauban, Luxemburg 9 March — 16 June 2013

Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) La Leçon de musique

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels 7 February — 26 May 2013

Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay

Frick Art & Historical Center, Pittsburgh 6 October 2012 — 6 January 2013
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach 29 January — 23 April 2013

Cornelis Bega: Eleganz und raue Sitten

Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen 15 March — 10 June 2012
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie 29 June — 30 September 2012

Jean de Jullienne: Collector & Connoisseur

The Wallace Collection, London 12 March — 1 June 2011

Mythen van het atelier [Studio Myths]

Teylers Museum, Haarlem 18 September 2010 — 9 January 2009
Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen 4 February — 8 May 2011

The Artist’s Studio

Compton Verney 26 September — 13 December 2009
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich 9 February — 16 May 2010

The Collection

Special Exhibition: 'Drawn from the Antique: Artists & the Classical Ideal' at Teylers Museum, Haarlem and Sir John Soane's Museum, London

This two-venue exhibition explored the role of antique sculpture in artistic education and practice from the Renaissance through to the nineteenth century. It featured thirty-four drawings, paintings and prints from all periods and many national schools, selected from sources that include the Katrin Bellinger Collection, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Teylers Museum, the Kunsthaus, Zurich, the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, the British Museum, the Royal Academy of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Courtauld Gallery.

Among the themes addressed by the exhibition were the formal role of the Antique in the academic curriculum, the importance of the study of antique sculpture in educating young artists with the classical ideal, and the more intimate role played by incorporating antique sculpture within portraiture and artists’ self-portraiture. The exhibition will include many celebrated images by Federico Zuccaro, Hendrick Goltzius, Michael Sweerts, Charles-Joseph Natoire and Henry Fuseli, as well as little-known and in some cases unpublished works by Peter Paul Rubens, Philippe Joseph Tassaert, Hubert Robert, William Chambers, Joseph Mallord William Turner and William Daniels.

The exhibition was accompanied by a substantial catalogue which provided an overview of this multifaceted subject in a series of synoptic essays, and which also presents new scholarship about many of the works on display. The exhibition and publication was co-curated and edited by Dr. Adriano Aymonino and Dr. Anne Varick Lauder.

To read further press related to the exhibition visit News.

More information on the exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum can be found here.

Information about education and events tied in to the exhibition at the Soane can be found here.

 

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PRINTS

Érik Desmazières

Rembrandt's Kunstcaemer, 2007

Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2012-025

DRAWINGS

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo

Punchinello as a Portrait Painter, c. 1802/03

Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2004-014

PAINTINGS

William Daniels

Self-Portrait, As Pedlar of Statues, c. 1850

Katrin Bellinger Collection, inv. no. 2005-016