Working in Colour

The language of colour across four centuries of printmaking is explored in this display that complements the Barber’s main spring exhibition, ‘The Rhythm of Light’. Featuring at least six different types of printmaking and numerous colouring techniques by artists as diverse as Gillray, Turner, Max Ernst and Edward Lear, It also explores the possible functions, … Read more

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)

Portrait of a Woman, called ‘La Belle Ferronnière’ Paris, about 1802-06 Black chalk, stump and wash on paper 525 x 418 mm Ingres’ study of a much-debated portrait by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) depicts the so-called ‘La belle ferronnière’ (Louvre Museum, Paris). Legend stated the sitter was the wife of an ironmonger (a ferronnier) who became the … Read more

Tales of the City

From bustling alleys and intricate architectural detail, to sweeping panoramas of grand public celebrations and towering monuments, this display of prints and drawings captures the vibrancy and expansion of European cities from the 17th to the 19th century.  Curated to mark the recent acquisition of two views of Paris after Thomas Girtin (right), it includes … Read more