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Posted: May 24, 2017

The Best of 300 Years of British Drawings and Watercolors Brought Together for the First Time

More than 100 rarely seen treasures from the Ashmolean Museum’s world renowned collection of drawing and watercolors, dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries, will be on view this summer at the Princeton University Art Museum. Showcasing celebrated artists such as William Blake, Thomas Gainsborough, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, J.M.W. Turner, John Everett Millais, Aubrey Beardsley and David Hockney, Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum charts the compelling history of British art, history and culture through the lens of drawing – the most intimate and spontaneous expression of the creative process. Through portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, narrative scenes and book illustrations, the exhibition provides a rich and deeply varied survey of the drawing tradition in Britain. See all

 

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