A new large-scale painting by Cecily Brown will go on display in November 2021 as part of The Courtauld Gallery’s most significant modernisation project in its history.
The work has been specially commissioned for the curved wall of the historic 18th century staircase, and will reflect Cecily Brown’s deep interest in the paintings in the Gallery’s collection.
The commission revisits the early history of the building. In the 18th century a painting by Giovanni Battista Cipriani occupied this same location when this part of Somerset House was home to the Royal Academy of Arts.
The commission has been supported by The Garcia Family Foundation.
Pictured: The Courtauld at Somerset House. Photo: Benedict Johnson