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Dulwich Picture Gallery

This beautiful little building designed by Sir John Soane in 1811 can lay claim to being the first purpose-built gallery in the UK. Its origins are fascinating: founded by two art dealers active in Georgian London, it is the final resting place of a collection originally intended to provide Poland with a National Gallery equivalent. When Poland was suddenly partitioned by its neighbours, the dealers had nowhere to hang up their mighty findings. Fortunately for us, these days the superb array of European old masters from the 1600s to 1700s is safely ensconced in the Picture Gallery's permanent collection. Here you'll find works by Rembrant, Rubens and Poussin, and you can take a free guided tour at 3pm on weekends. The temporary exhibitions tend to receive rave reviews too.

Gallery Road, Dulwich Village
SE21 7AD
Tel: 020 8693 5254
Opening Times: Open 10am-5pm, Tue-Sun (weekends from 11am)
Entry Charges: Admission £5-£6, children free, special exhibitions.

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    John Singer Sargent's watercolours

    Until Sunday 8th October 2017

    The first exhibition in a century, here in the UK, to exhibit John Singer Sargent’s watercolours, The Watercolours opens soon at Dulwich Picture Gallery. These works show a different side to Sargent as he travelled Europe in his later life and depicted what he saw as he travelled.

    £31.00d 2
    • 2 x Adult: £15.50 each
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: £14.50 each
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    Tove Jansson (1914-2001)

    Commences: Wednesday 25th October 2017
    Until Sunday 28th January 2018

    One of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson is known internationally as creator of the Moomin characters and books, a phenomenon which continues to stretch across generations. Her wider outputs of graphic illustration and painting, however, are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland.
    150 works, including a large body of self-portraits and paintings never seen before in the UK will reintroduce Jansson as an artist of exceptional breadth and talent, and provide an insightful overview of the key stages of her prolific career. Ultimately, Jansson’s most enduring desire was to be an artist and this exhibition will reveal the unwavering passion that kept her working and exhibiting as an accomplished fine artist alongside her career in graphic illustration.

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    • 2 x Adult: Free
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: Free
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