The Impressionists' work as printmakers is largely unknown to the general public, and provides a fascinating corollary to their famous paintings.
This exhibition showcases prints created by Impressionist artists and their contemporaries. The Impressionists’ characteristic subjects; the modern life of the city, portraits, landscape, and weather are all represented in their prints which, like their paintings, exploit and cultivate innovatory techniques and aesthetic effects. These fascinating works are displayed in the context of the development of print-making techniques, and the blurring of the boundaries between prints and drawings. Many of the works included in the exhibition are being exhibited for the first time.
Pierre-August Renoir, Louis Valtat, lithograph
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Les Bleuets, lithograph, 1899
Camile Pissarro, Woman in a Kitchen Garden, etching and aquatint on zinc, c.1880
Size: up to 50m/150sqm
Availability: two slots left - either early 2019, or between November 2019 and April 2020
Contents: over 30 etchings, lithographs, aquatints and drypoints from the collections of the Ashmolean. All mounted and framed for wall hanging. Display technique can be discussed if a cased exhibit is required.