The Burrell Collection is an originally private art collection with over 8,500 exhibits that was donated to his hometown Glasgow in 1944 by the Scottish entrepreneur Sir William Burrell . The collection includes tapestries, glass, ceramics, sculptures and paintings from Europe and Far Eastern countries.
A dedicated museum was built for the Burrell Collection and inaugurated in 1983. It is located in Pollock Country Park , a few miles south of Glasgow city center. In the same park, just a 10-minute walk away, there is another high-quality art collection with paintings by Spanish masters ( Goya , El Greco , Murillo ), the Pollock House .
The exhibits in the painting collection include works of the Renaissance such as a depiction of the Virgin and Child and two angels making music by Alberto Piazza da Lodi and a Virgin and Child by Giovanni Bellini . There are also the paintings Ecce Homo of the Northern Dutch School, The Annunciation by Marcellus Coffermans , a Judith with the Head of Holofernes by Lucas Cranach the Elder, as well as an Angel of the Annunciation and a Judgment of the Paris of the French School at the end of the 15th century. In the field of Dutch baroque painting, there is a self-portrait of the young Rembrandt van Rijn , the interior of the Oude Kerk in Delft by Hendrick Cornelisz. van Vliet and a Still Life with Candle and Letters by Evert Collier . There are also works by French painters such as the animal portrait The Dog by Jean-Baptiste Oudry , the still life The Rays and the still life with a clay jug, three eggs and a piece of melon by Jean Siméon Chardin . British baroque painting is represented in the collection with numerous portraits. There are examples of English artists such as the portrait of Mrs Ann Lloyd by William Hogarth , the portrait of Richard Brindsley Sheridan by George Romney and the portrayal of Mary Moneypenny by Thomas Hudson . There is also the portrait of a woman Antonina Willoughby by the Irish-English painter Nathaniel Hone . Scottish painting is represented by the Portrait of a Lady in White by William Denune and a group of works by Henry Raeburn . These include the portraits of William Frobes of Pitsligo , Colonel Bowes , Miss Macartney and Henry MacKenzie .
The collection is particularly extensive with paintings from the 19th century. These include works from the Hague School, such as the two pictures Scheveningen and Fuhrwerk am Strand by Anton Mauve , created on the North Sea . There are also numerous works by the Maris brothers . For example, there is a still life of the dead bird by Willem Maris and a landscape of ducks populated with water birds . The collection includes Jacob Maris' two children's portraits, Girl with Goat and Girl with Peacock Feathers , the landscapes Cloudy Sky and Boats on the Beach, and the standing views of Dordrecht , Memory of Dordrecht and Amsterdam . From Matthijs Maris there is the religious picture The Virgin of Shalott , the genre motif The Prisoners , the cityscape of Montmartre , the landscape picture The Pond and a still life of roses . There are also the depictions of girls Child with Lemon , Girl with auburn hair , Reading Girl , Butterflies , The Dreamer , The Beauty , Dark Beauty and The Sisters .
19th century French painting is represented by a large number of works in the Burrell Collection. There are paintings by Théodore Géricault , Dancing White Horse and The Guard Trumpeter , by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot the works Portrait of a Woman , Fontainebleau Farmhouse and Ships and by Jean-François Millet the paintings Woman putting on stockings and shepherdess . There are also Thomas Couture 's portrait A Volunteer , Johan Barthold Jongkind 's cityscape of Paris, demolition work on the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois and Charles-François Daubigny 's landscape paintings Château Gaillard, the Seine near Roche Guyon , a landscape with a mill and landscape with Beef .
The Burrell Collection has small groups of works by several painters. These include Gustave Courbet , who is represented with the still lifes Lily and Levkojen , still life with fruit with pears and pomegranates , the landscape painting The Laundresses , the genre motif Charity of a Beggar at Ornans and the portrait Woman with a Parasol, Mademoiselle Aubé de la Holde . By Honoré Daumier , there is the painting The Good Samaritan , The Last , Don Quixote , The Miller, his Son and the Donkey , The Prints collectors and oil sketches bathers and Susanna and the Elders . The Burrell Collection by Henri Fantin-Latour also owns two still lifes with the title Three Peaches , another picture basket with peaches , floral still life chrysanthemums , spring flowers and winter flowers and the oil sketch The Bathers . Of the port views typical of Eugène Boudin , the collection has the works of the Dutch Canal , Deuville, the port , Large sailing ship in the port , The pier at Trouville , The port of Portrieux at low tide and Trouville, the pier at low tide . There are also Empress Eugenie on the beach in Trouville , two genre scenes of washerwomen on the banks of the Touques River and the cityscapes of The Old Fish Market in Brussels and A Street in Caudebec-en-Caux .
The collection also includes a number of still lifes by François Bonvin . Specifically, these are the works still life with game , still life with glass, pears and knife , still life with cheese, onions, fish and knife , still life with oysters, wine bottle and a wine glass , still life with copper pot , still life with vegetables and cookware , still life with tobacco vessel and pipe , still life with book and inkwell and the works Oysters , The Violin and The Crow . The museum also has a woman at a spinet and the dog portrait Miss by the same painter . Another group of works in the collection comes from Augustin Théodule Ribot . Von has his typical genre characters such as The Musician , The Old Fisherman , The Rose Seller , The Inquisitive Servant , Mother and Daughter , The Accountant , The Cooks and The Flower Girl . There is also a still life with fruits, figs and apricots . There is also a larger collection of paintings by Adolphe Monticelli in the collection. His landscapes in the forest , forest scene with dancers , children playing in the park , the gorge , autumn in the field , alfresco , the harp player , scene from the Decameron , rural festival , forest clearing and women in a clearing near a statue of Venus are to be longed for . There is also a market scene of him in Marseille .
The best-known works of the Burrell Collection include paintings from French Impressionism . These include Edouard Manet 's Still Life Roses in a Champagne Glass and The Ham , the pastel portrait of Marie Colombier and the café scenes A Café, Place du Théâtre-Français and Beer-Drinking Women, also executed in pastel . By Edgar Degas , there are the paintings The rehearsal hall , the Tulleriengarten, Woman with a Parasol , Woman with binoculars and horse tied to a tree . There are also several pastel pictures by Degas with dancers , plus motifs such as At the jeweler's , woman at her toilet , woman washing , women in the theater box , jockey in the rain and the gouache portrait of Edmond Duranty . There are also the landscape paintings Clock Tower by Noisy-le-Roi, Autumn by Alfred Sisley and Château Medan by Paul Cézanne . Other works by French artists are The Snow , The Illuminated Window and Rocky Bay by Moonlight by Henri Le Sidaner and Woman at a Table by Charles Bargue .
The collection also includes paintings by 19th century British artists. These include works by Scottish painters such as Spring Dance by Edward Atkinson Hornel , a Landscape by Grosvenor Thomas , the Japanese Lady with a Fan by George Henry and the Portrait of The Girl in White , the Still Life Coffee and Liqueur and Two Bouquets of Roses by Samuel Peploe . There are also the paintings Landscape with Clouds and Don Saltero's Walk by the English artist Cecil Gordon Lawson and the portrait of Miss Mary Burrell by John Lavery . The collection also includes works by American artists created in Europe, such as The Thames by Henry Muhrman and Nocturne: Gray and Gold - Westminster Bridge by James McNeill Whistler .
- William Wells: Treasures from the Burrell Collection . Exhibition catalog Hayward Gallery, Lund Humphries, London 1975, ISBN 0-7287-0046-8 .
- The Burrell Collection on the Glasgow Museums of the City of Glasgowwebsite