Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum

Samuel Cooper, English, 1608–1672. Thomas Alcock, ca. 1650. Black chalk heightened with white on paper, 17.7 × 11.3 cm. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Selected entirely from the holdings of the world’s oldest university museum and heralded as “A treasure chest of gorgeous surprises” by The Times of London, this exhibition provides a rich and deeply varied survey of the drawing tradition in Britain. Great British Drawings showcases over 100 works by some of Britain’s greatest artists from Thomas Gainsborough and J. M. W. Turner to Dante Gabriel Rossetti and David Hockney.

The exhibition has been organized by the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, in association with the Princeton University Art Museum.