Valentin le Febvre (1642-1680/2), after Veronese (1528-1588)

Raccolta di opere scelte: Christ meeting the woman of Samaria at the well Venice, published 1786 Engraving Title page and 59 engravings after mainly Venetian paintings published by Teodoro Viero, Venice, 1786. The majority of the plates are by Le Febvre, S. Maniago, A. Zucchi, and P. Monaco. Purchased in London, March 1956 for £7 … Read more

William Pether (1738-about 1821), after Joseph Wright (1734-1797)

Three Persons Viewing The Gladiator by Candlelight London, 1769 Mezzotint This print reproduces Wright’s first exhibited painting, shown in 1765. The Gladiator was a famous antique statue, admired for its truthful rendering of anatomy, and it was well known in Britain from numerous copies and casts. The three men study the statue, lit dramatically by … Read more

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

The Death of the Virgin Nuremberg, 1510 Woodcut In contrast to the highly-wrought drama of his Apocalypse series, Dürer’s Life of the Virgin cycle incorporates more naturalistic settings, intended to appeal to a broader public. This sorrowful scene shows the Virgin Mary on her death bed surrounded by her apostles. Dürer’s ability to create movement and his … Read more

Drawing Out the Sound

Representations of Music in Art How can sound be evoked in a drawing? Can a work of art sing? Throughout history, artists have been fascinated with depicting music, grappling with the challenge of conjuring sound through a silent and visual medium. In this display, prints and drawings from the 15th to the 20th century allow … Read more