Paintings have always been copied by other artists and reproduced by printmakers for study or commercial gain. Although, if unauthorised, artists usually condemned the sale of such facsimiles as fraudulent, they have often encouraged printmakers to replicate their work – thereby raising the profile of the original.
This display explores the reasons for the popularity of printed and drawn copies by bringing together works by Dürer, Hogarth and Ingres, and prints after Rubens, Poussin and Reynolds.

20 January - 7 May 2017

Print Bay, Beige Gallery

Gallery Talk

Tuesday 24 January, 1.15pm

Introducing Copying the Masters 

Charlotte Bagwell, Collections Intern