06/01/2023 - 28/05/2023

Mid C20th - Painting & Works on Paper

Giorgio Morandi - Masterpieces from the Magnani-Rocca Foundation

To mark its 25th anniversary, the Estorick Collection is proud to present a major exhibition of works by Giorgio Morandi. For the first time, the entire collection of 50 paintings and works on paper by the artist belonging to Italy’s Magnani-Rocca Foundation will be on show in the UK.

Luigi Magnani (1906-1984) was one of Morandi’s most prominent patrons and a close personal friend. Having first seen his work in 1939, he was introduced to the artist the following year by the critic Cesare Brandi. The first pieces acquired by Magnani were three etchings given to him by the artist shortly after their first meeting. Over the following 20 years he went on to acquire works spanning Morandi’s entire career.

This unique and highly personal collection features a number of extremely rare works, including a self portrait, a Metaphysical composition and the only painting Morandi was ever commissioned to create. Several drawings and watercolours – masterpieces of concision – will also be on display, in addition to a large number of the artist’s etchings."

Tickets: £7.50 (Concession: £5.50 )


Canonbury 39a Canonbury Square, N1 2AN