Eleven of The Bowes Museum's Spanish paintings are being prepared to travel to America.
They will star in El Greco, Goya, and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from The Bowes Museum at the Meadows Museum, SMU, in Dallas from September 15 until January 2020.
The paintings on tour will include: The Tears of Saint Peter by El Greco; the Interior of a Prison and Portrait of Juan Antonio Meledez Valdez by Goya.
Room 36, the 1800 - 1900 picture gallery will be closed while the pictures are dismounted from 19 August to 23 August.
They will be replaced by, among others, the Osequio a el maestro by Goya, a reproduction print of The Tears of Saint Peter and Marie Louis of Orleans, Queen of Spain by Francisco Ignazio Ruiz de la Iglesia.