The Painting Room: Artists at Work in the 18th Century

Gainsborough's House

24 October 2015 – 21 February 2016

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Reimagining the rooms artists worked in during Gainsborough's era.

The precursor to the purpose built studio, a painting room was a space set up by an artist, often within a domestic home. This exhibition reveals how they were able to utilise such rooms – not only as a practical space for production – but also for the display and sale of their work.

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A reconstruction of an 18th century artist’s painting room has been constructed from original artefacts. Featuring tools, equipment and possessions, the installation provides a unique insight into the techniques and materials that characterise the art of this period.

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Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm, Sun from 11am

Closed Good Friday, 24 Dec – 1 Jan

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)