Principal Partner of the Holburne Museum’s Canaletto

Roper Rhodes has been announced as the Principal Partner of the Holburne Museum’s Canaletto: Celebrating Britain exhibition, which takes place from 27th June to 4th October 2015.

Already a corporate member of the local museum, this latest partnership represents a substantial investment to enable the museum to dedicate its top floor to the Canaletto: Celebrating Britain exhibition, which features a plethora of artwork by renowned Venetian artist Canaletto, including the world famous London: The Old Horse Guards from St James’s Park painting.

 For the first time, the exhibition brings together an extensive collection of paintings and drawings celebrating British architecture and engineering created by Canaletto during his nine year stay in Britain between 1746 and 1755.

 Canaletto: Celebrating Britain opened at Compton Verney in March and will end at Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal in February 2016.

 Trish Roath, head of philanthropy at the Holburne Museum, adds: “Roper Rhodes’ support has enabled the Holburne to bring this critically acclaimed exhibition to Bath for 14 weeks, creating an opportunity for people to experience the work of one of Italy’s greatest painters in the museum’s beautiful galleries. The Holburne is a Charity that receives no recurrent funding and which relies heavily on the generosity of sponsors to present our exhibition programme each year. Our relationship with Roper Rhodes is a special one as Brian Roper, who died twelve months ago, was a very important benefactor to the museum. His sons, Paul and Mark, have followed in his footsteps and The Holburne is honoured to be a recipient of their support for this exhibition.”

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Image: Canaletto (1697-1768)
The Thames from Somerset House Terrace towards the City, c1750-1
Oil on canvas