Discover how artists depict themselves and the practice of others in an exhibition of drawings from the 16th to the 20th century.

Looking at how artists capture their own creative practice and that of others, this exhibition presents drawings of practitioners at work. It focuses on place, from academies and studios, where details of tools and materials are recorded, to vast landscapes which almost swallow up the painter working within them. Self-portraits are also displayed, exploring their reflection of an artist’s practice and identity.

Featured artists include Lambert Doomer (1624–1700), Jan de Bisschop (1628–1671), Hubert Robert (1733–1808), Carlo Labruzzi (1748–1817), Egon Schiele (1890–1918), George Grosz (1893–1959) and Horst Janssen (1929– 1995).

The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand, London, Greater London, WC2R 0RN

020 7848 2526


Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.30pm)

Free to all

Free entry with National Art Pass

50% off exhibitions with National Art Pass

10% off in shop

Valid to 31 December 2019

Receive 10% off purchases at The Courtauld Gallery shop with your National Art Pass.

Haven't got your pass yet? Learn more

Exhibitions nearby

Back to top