Clouet to Claude: French Master Drawings

Christ Church Picture Gallery

5 October 2011 – 5 February 2012

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As a companion to the Ashmolean's show on landscape painter Claude Lorrain, Christ Church Picture Gallery's autumn exhibition presents a broad overview of French draughtsmanship through a collection of rarely seen French drawings.

A selection of more than thirty drawings spanning over two centuries gives a powerful insight into the French School.As a companion to the Ashmolean's show on landscape painter Claude Lorrain, Christ Church Picture Gallery's autumn exhibition presents a broad overview of French draughtsmanship through a collection of rarely seen French drawings. A selection of more than thirty drawings spanning over two centuries gives a powerful insight into the French School.

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One of the exhibition's earliest works, Archer (c 1400) is a drawing on vellum by an anonymous French artist. The highly refined picture captures the moment of tension in the moment before the arrow is released from the bow. A later drawing by Claude Lorrain depicts a landscape in bold brush-strokes created 'en plein-air' (painted outdoors).

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Oct–May

Mon, Wed–Sat, 10.30am–1pm, 2pm–4.30pm,

Sun 2pm–4.30pm.

June 

Mon, Wed–Sat, 10.30am–5pm

Sun 2–5pm

July–Sept 

Mon–Sat, 10.30am–5pm

Sun 2pm–5pm

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