Chatsworth Drawings in Woking

August 30 2021

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Picture: Alessandro Bonvicino, called Moretto da Brescia, A woman’s head with braided hair - Chatsworth via. The Lightbox

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Lightbox in Woking have recently opened a new exhibition of drawings loaned from Chatsworth. Lines of Beauty features more than 60 drawings from the collections of the Dukes of Devonshire.

Works on display include:

Works by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669), including his pen and ink drawing, An actor, William Ruyter, in his studio (circa 1638). Rembrandt is widely considered one of the most important artists in the history of western art and the most critically acclaimed painter of the Dutch Golden Age. 

Drawings in pen and ink with chalk and watercolour by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), one of the most prominent Flemish painters of the 17th century, who painted for King Charles I. 

Nicolas Poussin’s (1594–1665) The Rape of the Sabines (circa 1633), one of a number of preparatory drawings depicting the story from Roman mythology. Poussin’s two paintings of the subject are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Louvre, Paris.

The Lightbox have also lined up a rather impressive set of lectures and talks with specialists, including with the Curator of Fine Arts at Chatsworth, Charles Noble; a lecture from Dr Caroline Campbell of the National Gallery; a lecture from the Head of Old Masters at Bonhams Andrew Mckenzie; and a lecture from the TV art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon.

The show will run until 5th December 2021.

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