Upcoming Exhibitions at York Art Gallery

Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings

1 October 2021 – 13 February 2022

Twenty-five newly attributed Thomas Gainsborough drawings will go on public display for the first time in this major exhibition opening at York Art Gallery this autumn.

The beautiful drawings, lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, were re-attributed to Gainsborough (1727 – 1788) in 2017 and transform our understanding of him as a talented landscape artist at the beginning of his career.

They will be presented alongside paintings and works on paper borrowed from collections across the UK and Ireland, including the National Gallery’s recently conserved masterpiece Cornard Wood (1748). Together, they will shed new light on Gainsborough’s early landscape practice and the techniques which made him one of the country’s most significant and influential artists.

This exhibition is in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, the National Gallery of Ireland, and Nottingham Castle Museum.