The Walker Art Gallery was the first of three venues throughout the UK to display the painting 'Diana and Actaeon' by Italian Renaissance master Titian.
The painting is considered amongst Titian's greatest works and portrays the moment in which the goddess Diana meets Actaeon.
This display was brought to the Walker Art Gallery by the National Gallery, who support regional galleries by touring works where they have not been seen before. The painting continued its tour and visited Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and National Museum Cardiff.
Image: Detail of Titian's 'Diana and Actaeon', 1556-9. Bought jointly by the National Gallery and National Galleries of Scotland with contributions from the Scottish Government, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, The Monument Trust, The Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) and through public appeal, 2009 © The National Gallery, London.