Pre-raphaelites exhibition at the Ashmolean, Oxford, this Spring

The Ashmolean’s new exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings and Watercolours will open in Spring 2021. On display together for the first time are a wide selection of works from the Ashmolean’s superlative collection of Pre-Raphaelite works on paper.  Normally held in the Western Art Print Room, this exhibition makes it possible to see a wide range of these fragile works together for the first time. They offer an intimate and rare glimpse into the world of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the artists associated with the movement. The exhibition includes works of extraordinary beauty, from the portraits they made of each other, studies for paintings and commissions, to subjects taken from history, literature and landscape.



Spring 2021

From sketches on the back of envelopes to grand, elaborate chalk drawings, our upcoming exhibition offers an opportunity to view our internationally-renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite works on paper. Explore the enormous range of techniques and media used by the artists that made up this movement – as well as the intimate and often complex friendships and love affairs between them.

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