Works on Paper
There are over 17,000 drawings, watercolours and prints – collectively known as works on paper – in the collection. About half of these are landscape views and more that 4,000 feature the city of York by local artists such as Henry Cave, John Harper and John Browne. The core of the collection was established in 1931 with the purchase of 1,200 works from Dr W A Evelyn.
Some of the most famous names in watercolour painting are also featured – Thomas Rowlandson, John Varley, Thomas Girtin and JMW Turner – as well as more contemporary pieces by Edward Burra, John Piper and Julian Trevelyan.
There is also an important archive of material by Yorks best known artist, William Etty, including letters, sketches and doodles.
- York Museums Trust Granted Subject Specialist Networks Project Funding
- Free Entry to York Art Gallery with a National Lottery Ticket
- Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan Travelling the UK in 2019
- Janet Cardiff’s The Forty Part Motet to Feature in New Exhibition at York Art Gallery
- Major Exhibition Marking 200th Birthday of Art and Social Critic John Ruskin to go on Display
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