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26 March – 31 August 2015

About the Exhibition

See the very best of British drawings and watercolours exhibited together for the first time.

From famous watercolours by Gainsborough and Turner, to the outstanding draughtsmanship of Rossetti, Millais and Holman Hunt, to 20th-century works by David Hockney, Gwen John and Walter Sickert, Great British Drawings showcases more than one hundred works by some of Britain's greatest artists.

With works spanning over three centuries, from an exquisitely sensitive portrait by Samuel Cooper drawn in 1650, to an arresting portrait of Salman Rushdie by Tom Phillips made in 1993, the exhibition includes the very best British drawings from the Ashmolean's world renowned collection.

Exhibition Supporters

This exhibition has been generously supported by Lowell Libson Ltd and the Friends of the Ashmolean.

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