Harmonising Landscapes - Paul Sandby RA

Saturday 16 Jun - Sun 6 Jan

Within the atmospheric setting of Newstead Abbey with its gardens, parkland and ruins, we explore Paul Sandby’s drawings, prints and paintings of estates and ancient ruins.

Nottingham-born Paul Sandby, one of the founding members of the Royal Academy, has long been considered the father of English watercolour painting.  He pioneered the artistic depiction of landscape in Wales, Scotland and England, showing a Georgian England being reshaped and transformed by agricultural, industrial and urban change.  Nottingham City Museums & Galleries have a significant collection of his works and in the atmospheric setting of Newstead Abbey we celebrate his drawings, prints and paintings of estates and ancient ruins, including his views of Newstead.

The exhibition is Newstead Abbey’s contribution to RA250: the Royal Academy’s 250thanniversary celebrations and is supported by ‘RA250 with Art Fund’

This exhibition starts an exciting 4 year programme of Arts Council-funded  temporary exhibitions staged exclusively in, and uniquely for, Newstead Abbey, spilling out into the many rooms and corridors of the house, including the beautiful grounds and gardens.