Clouet to Claude: French Master Drawings

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).


Venue details

Christ Church Picture Gallery Christ Church, Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 1DP 01865 276172 www.chch.ox.ac.uk/gallery

Entry details

Free entry with National Art Pass
Free entry to exhibitions with National Art Pass

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