George Howard, 9th Earl of Carlisle: Artist and Patron
This exhibition at Tullie House in Cumbria, was the first major retrospective of the work of George Howard, Earl of Carlisle (1843-1911). Tullie House is one of the premier art galleries in the North of England. The exhibition was made possible through a partnership with Castle Howard Estate and was opened by Lord Henley and Dr Nicholas Penny, Director of the National Gallery, on 19th July 2012.
The exhibition showcased over 120 paintings, prints and drawings, putting George Howard in the context of his life and times. He was a prolific artist and patron, was a Trustee of the National Gallery for thirty years, and his lineage can nowadays be found at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire. Friends and contemporaries included Burne-Jones, William Morris, Legros, Costa and Leighton. He never however received the attention gained by this circle, and the exhibition aimed to redress the balance with a major display of his works, gathered together for the first time.
Art Hotel was responsible for graphic design and labelling for the exhibition, publicity materials, and the 80-page exhibition catalogue. The catalogue – the first such publication devoted to George Howard’s work – was written by exhibition curator Alison Brisby.
with G+ Studio