Horizon Lines: The Ambitions of a Print Collection

Exhibition

Horizon Lines: The Ambitions of a Print Collection

'Horizon Lines: The Ambitions of a Print Collection' focuses on Northern and Italian Renaissance printmakers, such as Albrecht Dürer; and Dutch Republic prints, including Rembrandt; as well as the etching revival. The selected woodcuts, engravings and etchings present a variety of perspectives on the ambitions of the artists who created them, as well as their collectors and scholars.

The exhibition is staged as one of several activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Harold Wright and Sarah and William Holmes scholarships. The awards enable print scholars from Australia or New Zealand to examine prints at the British Museum. Taking its cue from the approaches of Harold Wright and the scholarships, the exhibition encourages considered looking, for the acquisition of knowledge and sheer enjoyment of prints.

The book Horizon Lines: Marking 50 Years of Print Scholarship accompanies the exhibition and may be purchased at the Grainger Museum.