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Life, LEgend, Landscape:
Victorian Drawings and Watercolours

17 February 15 May 2011



"A small but perfectly formed exhibition that reveals the astonishing variety and quality of Victorian drawings and watercolours.” Country Life

This exhibition presents a rich selection of Victorian drawings and watercolours from The Courtauld Gallery’s world-famous collection. Many of these works are shown for the first time. They range from exquisite highly finished watercolours to informal sketches and preparatory drawings for paintings and sculpture.

Major artists of the Victorian era are featured, from J.M.W. Turner and Edwin Landseer to Whistler and Aubrey Beardsley. Among the highlights are striking works by the Pre-Raphaelites Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones.

Splendid landscapes, intimate portraits and scenes from literature and everyday life reveal the Victorian preoccupation with nature, myth and legend, as well as the living model. More

Exhibition Supporters

International Music and Art Foundation

The Finnis Scott Foundation


This exhibition has now closed.

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Free gallery resource leaflet: Drawing on the Past

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