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Emily Allchurch: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy Acquisitions

James Freeman Gallery is pleased to announce that the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy has acquired two of Emily Allchurch’s works. ‘Grand Tour: In Search of Soane (after Gandy)’, 2012 and ‘Grand Tour II: Homage to Soane (after Gandy)’, 2017 were originally on loan for the museum exhibition ‘Impossible Architecture’ Nov 2022 – March 2023. They have now added both pieces to their permanent collection.

Emily uses photography and digital collage to reconstruct Old Master paintings and prints to create contemporary narratives. Her Grand Tour pair of works explore the legacy of the neo-classical architect Sir John Soane with recreations of the paintings of his ‘built’ and ‘unbuilt’ projects by his illustrator Joseph Gandy.

Emily Allchurch, born 1974 in Jersey, Channel Islands, trained as a sculptor, receiving a First Class (Hons.) degree in Fine Art from the Kent Institute of Art & Design – Canterbury in 1996, and an MA from the Royal College of Art in 1999, where she began working with photography as a material. Since then, she has exhibited regularly in solo and group shows in the UK and internationally.

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