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The Fitzwilliam is justly described as a collection of collections.

In common with other curatorial departments, the Museum’s collection of prints and drawings continues to grow through gift, bequest and occasional purchase.

This exhibition is the first of two successive selections of works on paper to celebrate the outstanding generosity of benefactors and donors who have helped to enrich the collections. It will also highlight a number of exceptional works bought with funds raised or donated by individuals, charities, and other supporters.

Each tells a story of disinterested commitment to giving for the benefit of others. Preserved, researched and displayed by the Museum – and made globally accessible in digital form - they exit the private sphere to be shared with and enjoyed by all.

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), William Holman Hunt (1827-1910), James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), Paul Delvaux (1894-1994), Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) and Grayson Perry (born 1960) are among the artists represented in this first exhibition. A second selection will be presented  from 21 May to 1 September 2019.

Visitors may arrange to see works on paper in the collection by appointment in the Graham Robertson Study Room.

 

Image: Valerio Castello (1624-59), The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence, pen and brown ink and brown wash, heightened with white, over an underdrawing in black chalk, squared in red chalk

 

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