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Prized Possessions: Lord Fitzwilliam’s album of prints after Adam Elsheimer

The second in the Hidden Depths exhibition series, this display will focus on one of Lord Fitzwilliam’s print albums, devoted entirely to prints made after paintings by Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610). The album, one of 198 bequeathed by Lord Fitzwilliam to Cambridge University in 1816, reveals the varied response by printmakers captivated by Elsheimer’s deployment of light and atmospheric rendering of nature. This exhibition will reconstruct the arrangement of the album, which was taken apart some time during the last century, and explore the allure of Elsheimer not only for printmakers, but for print collectors, in particular Lord Fitzwilliam himself.

Tue 25 May 2010 to Sun 26 September 2010
Charrington Print Room (Gallery 16)