Exhibitions & Displays


goya:The witches and old women album

26 February - 25 May 2015


The Guardian




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One of the ‘Highlights of the cultural year'

The Independent


This major exhibition reunites all the surviving drawings from the Witches and Old Women Album for the first time, offering a fascinating and enlightening view of a very private and personal Goya.


Drawn in the last decade of his life, the album was never meant to be seen beyond a small circle of friends. Goya gave free rein to his creativity, inventing extraordinary images that range from the humorous to the sinister and the macabre.


In this exhibition visitors are invited to discover the private world of Goya’s boundless imagination, expressed through visions and nightmares, superstitions, and the problems of old age. Above all the drawings reveal Goya’s penetrating observation of human nature: our fears, weaknesses and desires.



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Friends of The Courtauld

International Music and Art Foundation

Anonymous, in memory of Melvin R. Seiden



Benjamin Proust Fine Art Limited London

Embassy of Spain, Office for Culture and Scientific Affairs

Sam Fogg

Travolozza Foundation - Katrin Bellinger





The Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery

15 January - 29 March 2015



The first in a series of revelatory displays at The Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery highlights the range and depth of the collection with examples of some of its most intriguing works.

Unseen focuses on works, which have not been exhibited at The Courtauld in the last 20 years, often by fascinating lesser-known artists.

The selection of works ranges across the centuries from the Renaissance to the birth of Pop Art, with pieces as diverse as Two men in conversation, a striking 15th century Renaissance drawing from the school of Francesco Squarcione, to Africa, a work from 1962 by Larry Rivers, the godfather of Pop Art.


This exhibition is included in tickets for the Courtauld Gallery's permanent collection. Please select General Gallery Admission when booking in advance.


More about the Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery here




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