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The Ashmolean celebrates remarkable Pre-Raphaelite work on paper, selecting rarely seen works from their permanent collection.

This exhibition offers an intimate glimpse into the world of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, featuring the work of multiple artists associated with the movement including Edward Burne-Jones, Holman Hunt and Gabriel Rosetti.

Sketches, preparatory drawings and finished works will be on display, featuring portraits, depictions of historical figures, works inspired by literature and gorgeous landscapes. The Pre-Raphaelites sought originality and authenticity, taking their inspiration from art and poetry, nature and beauty. Their innovative approach to characteristic styles had a huge impact on the world of art as it developed into the 20th century.

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Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH

01865 278000


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Temporarily closed - Opening 17 May

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

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