European prints and drawings 1500-1900
Have fun exploring European prints and drawings 1500-1900 and make some art of your own.
This exhibition is a rare chance to see works on paper by some of Europe’s greatest artists, which are usually kept in storage due to their sensitivity to light. Charting some four centuries since the Renaissance, these works show the development of printmaking and drawing techniques to reveal the story of the graphic arts in Europe.
Works in this children’s trail
- Albrecht Dürer Melencolia I 1514
- Agostino Carracci Portrait of Giovanni Gabrielli, called 'Il Sivello’ c1599
- Claude Lorrain The cowherd 1636
- Jean-Honoré Fragonard Rinaldo in the gardens of Armida 1761-64
- Francisco de Goya The sleep of reason produces monsters 1797-98
- Joseph Mallord William Turner and Charles Turner Little Devil’s Bridge 1809
- Eugène Delacroix Macbeth consulting the witches 1825
- Jean-François Millet The gleaners 1855-56
- Sir Edward John Poynter Study for the head of the Queen of Sheba mid 1880s
- Edgar Degas After the bath c1900
About our children’s trails
Our children’s trails are available online or as free printed booklets/sheets at the Gallery. They are designed to engage young children aged 6-12 with selected objects and images in the Gallery and our exhibitions. They present looking and interpreting, drawing and writing activities for children to do in front of the art with extension ideas for activities away from the Gallery.
Many of these suggestions can be adapted for use at home or in the classroom, even if you can’t visit or the particular artworks are not on display.