The Wallace Collection appoints Dr Yuriko Jackall to the post of Curator of French Paintings

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The Wallace Collection appoints Dr Yuriko Jackall to the post of Curator of French Paintings

The Wallace Collection is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Yuriko Jackall to the post of Curator of French Paintings.

A specialist in French painting, Dr Jackall joins the Wallace Collection from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, where she has been Assistant Curator of French Paintings since 2011. Her research focuses on materials and techniques in the eighteenth century, the history of collecting and formation of taste, and the art of Jean-Baptiste Greuze.

In autumn 2017, she curated the acclaimed exhibition, Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures. This project was the first exhibition to focus solely on this aspect of Fragonard’s production and the first to unite the fantasy figures with the recently discovered drawing that elucidates them.

She also co-curated an exhibition on Hubert Robert, France’s preeminent painter of ruins and architecture, at the Musée du Louvre, Paris, in the winter of 2016 and at the National Gallery of Art later that year. In summer 2017, she was curator of America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting, bringing together loans from forty-eight American museum collections across twenty-five states.

"The Wallace Collection owns perhaps the finest collection of French eighteenth and nineteenth-century paintings outside France, including works by Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Delacroix, Delaroche and Meissonier, artists whose paintings are barely represented elsewhere in British national collections. We want to continue to develop the museum as a centre for excellence in the study of French art and we are delighted to welcome a curator of Dr Jackall’s calibre to help our visitors engage with this outstanding collection."

Dr Xavier Bray, Director of the Wallace Collection