The works of Constable, Turner and other British landscape artists are a familiar part of our visual culture, but this exhibition of paintings from the Lunde Collection offers an opportunity to see less well-known works by some of their European counterparts.

The works of Constable, Turner and other British landscape artists are a familiar part of our visual culture, but this exhibition of paintings from the Lunde Collection offers an opportunity to see less well-known works by some of their European counterparts. Forests, Rocks, Torrents presents a rare chance to explore the Swiss and Norwegian landscape art that flourished in the early to mid-19th century.With more than 50 works from the private Lunde collection, most visiting the UK for the first time, the show sets the two national schools alongside one another, highlighting their shared tradition, but also their differences. Comprising both landscape oil sketches and finished paintings, it examines the development of artists such as Alexandre Calame, Johan Christian Dahl and Peder Balke.The differences between 19th-century Switzerland and Norway are obvious: the one a prosperous independent nation, the other an impoverished country under threat from its neighbours. Yet what the two countries shared was a natural landscape imbued with drama and spectacle.

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