A new exhibition will highlight on of France's best-known artists.

The Beacon Museum, in Whitehaven, is working in partnership with The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour.

The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour is part of the National Gallery’s commitment to promote the understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of Old Master paintings to as wide an audience as possible. and lasts from 2021 till 2023.

The Beacon Museum's exhibition, however, will be on from October 1, 2021, till January 23 2022.

It will highlight the work of Jean Simeon Chardin's iconic Georgian painting of a young boy building a house out of playing cards, which the museum says is viewed as a work of national importance.

The painting will support the museum to promote well-being through the arts and culture and aims to change perceptions to art and will look at the positive impact of participation in the community.

To supplement the exhibition, there will be an event at The Beacon where a member of The National Galley Curatorial Team will be discussing Jean-Siméon Chardin’s painting, The House of Cards.

It will be on Tuesday, October 12, from 2pm till 4pm.

Entry costs £5.00 and includes refreshments and light bites.

For more information, visit https://thebeacon-whitehaven.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/.