Masterpieces of the Renaissance: Selections from the National Collection
On view through to March 29, 2023
Bermuda National Gallery
“Masterpieces of the Renaissance: Selections from the National Collection” shines a light on the Bermuda National Gallery’s founding collection in celebration of our 30th anniversary.
The works in the National Collection were bequeathed to the people of Bermuda by The Hon. Hereward T. Watlington upon his death in 1989. His gift acted as a catalyst for the completion of the Bermuda National Gallery, which had been birthed seven years earlier with the establishment of the Bermuda Fine Art Trust by Desmond Fountain. The gallery was formally opened to the public in 1992, with the works from Watlington’s private estate, now the National Collection, on display.
[Image: Bartolomeo di Giovanni (Italian, c. 1475-1505), St Michael Slaying the Dragon, c. 1500. Tempera on wood panel, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Collection of the Government of Bermuda, the Hon. Hereward T. Watlington Bequest]