Works on Paper
Location: The Drawing Room
Changing selections from Canterbury's collections of prints and drawings, and from loan - see What's On.
Works on paper are a particular strength of Canterbury's collections. Among highlights is an important group of Italian works, including drawings by Francesco Guardi, etchings by Canaletto, and engravings after Raphael, Michelangelo and Antonio Canova. These were acquired by John Ingram while living in Italy during the eighteenth century and given to the Beaney in 1899 by his grandson, Ingram Fuller Godfrey of Ash. Other acquisitions by gift and purchase include views of Canterbury and East Kent, among them prints after Turner's watercolours, and work by artists with Canterbury connections, notably Thomas Sidney Cooper and John Ward. A selection of works on paper by Cooper is displayed in The Garden Room.
View of a town on a riverbank, etched by Giovanni Antonio Canal known as Canaletto. One of a large group of Old Master prints and drawings given to the Beaney in 1899 by Ingram Godfrey of Ash.