4 June—12 September 2010
In the Tennant Gallery
This display of drawings, watercolours and prints by Sir Henry Rushbury RA (1889-1968) offers a rare opportunity to reappraise the work of one of the great British painter-etchers.
Sir Henry Rushbury RA, The Walls of Gerona, Spain, 1936. Drypoint. RA Diploma Work, accepted 1936. © Estate of the artist.
Internationally renowned during his lifetime but neglected today, Rushbury took as his subject matter the landscapes, cities and street-life of Britain and Europe. Whether working in watercolour or the exacting medium of drypoint, drawing was the cornerstone of Rushbury’s art, enabling him to conjure extraordinary effects of mood and atmosphere in his depictions of the places and people he encountered.
Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm
To accompany the exhibition, the Royal Academy of Arts has published a fully illustrated catalogue raisonné of Rushbury’s prints. Henry Rushbury: Prints, A Catalogue Raisonné also includes an introduction to the artist and his work by Felicity Owen, a memoir of her father by Julia Rushbury, and an account of his grandfather’s printmaking techniques by Tod Ramos. The book is available from the RA Shop, priced at £29.95.
Free curator's talk
Tuesday 6 July
An introduction to the art of Sir Henry Rushbury RA
3.30pm in the Tennant Gallery
All welcome. No booking necessary.
The Tennant Gallery is one of the John Madejski Fine Rooms
The rest of this suite of magnificently-restored 18th-century rooms can be visited on free tours. Find out more.