Renaissance to Goyaprints and drawings from Spain
31 Aug – 24 Nov 2013
Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Over 130 exceptional prints and drawings from the British Museum, which holds one of the finest collections of Spanish drawings in the world.
The Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney is the only Australian venue in an international tour – which included the Prado in Madrid.
This exhibition brings together for the first time prints and drawings by Spanish and other European artists working in Spain from the mid 16th to the early 19th century. It provides a compelling overview of more than 250 years of artistic production, including many works which have never before been on display.
Presented by the British Museum in collaboration with the Art Gallery of NSW.
Image: Manuel Salvador Carmona (1734-1820) after Diego Velázquez (1599–1660) The drunkards or The triumph of Bacchus 1793 (detail) © The Trustees of the British Museum