Important Édouard Vuillard painting acquired by Pallant House Gallery through the Acceptance in Lieu scheme

A significant oil painting by Édouard Vuillard has been allocated to Pallant House Gallery via HM Government’s Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) scheme, run by the Arts Council. The painting was accepted from the estate of Lord Hutchinson and will go on display at the Gallery as part of the current ‘Art Quake: Post-impressionism and British art’ exhibition, until June 2019, before entering the collection displays for summer 2019. Édouard Vuillard’s ‘Modèle assise dans un fauteuil, se coiffant’ (c.1903), translated as ‘Model seated in a chair, combing her hair’, is a remarkable addition to the Gallery’s permanent collection of British and international modern art from 1900 to now. It joins an existing collection of continental artworks by artists including Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, André Derain, Pablo Picasso and Gino Severini. Until now, Vuillard has only been represented in

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