barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Into the Woods

From leafy bowers sheltering weary travellers to the melancholy or menace of brooding forests and overgrown paths, these prints and drawings explore man’s relationship with trees, woods and forests, and are drawn from a wide-ranging geographical area and period.

Curated around one of our latest long-term loans, ‘Path Through a Dark Wooded Landscape’ by John Bernard Gilpin, this display includes stylistically diverse works by distinguished artists such as Jacob van Ruisdael, Theodore Rousseau and Samuel Palmer.

New Acquisition – ‘St James the Great’

Unknown artist, 'St James the Great', about 1500

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Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)

The Vine

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Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)

The Cypress Grove

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