The Prints and Drawings Study Room houses our fine collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, comprising more than 1,000 works and six centuries of the draughtsman’s and printmaker’s arts. There are outstanding drawings by Fra Bartolommeo, Rembrandt, Turner, Ingres, Degas and German Expressionists. The prints include exceptional works by Dürer, Goya, and Italian and Flemish Renaissance masters, 19th-century French artists, and 20th-century artists, again including many German examples and also Picasso.
We show a rotating selection of works on paper in our two exhibition spaces, which we call the Print Bays (located in the Green and Beige galleries). Normally we have six displays in these spaces per year.
The Prints and Drawing Study Room was created with the financial support of the DCMS/Wolfson Museums Improvement Fund.