Open until autumn 2021
Windows, whether opening onto the world or viewed from the inside, provide the theme for this temporary display of 5 works on paper.
Windows gained a new significance during the lockdown, letting in light and bringing us into contact with what lies beyond our domestic lives. The prints and drawings in this display differ in the emotions they evoke – some showing the activity of the world beyond the window, others inviting us into intimate interiors.
We hope these light-filled images help to lift your spirits in these uncertain times.
To protect works on paper for future generations, they are only shown in the galleries for short periods of time. These and many other works can normally be viewed in the Western Art Print Room. Why not explore the Ashmolean’s collections from the comfort of your own home? Visit our Online Collections
Through the window, Paris, 1924
Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889–1946)
St Giles's Fair, from a window of the Randolph Hotel, 1945
Muirhead Bone (1876–1953)
The House opposite, Corsica, 1950
Iain Macnab of Barachastlain (1890–1967)
Cynthia Burnley (1909–1964)
From my window, 1925
Claughton Pellew (1890–1966)