The Origins of British Landscape is the inaugural exhibition in the Bishop Trevor Gallery, a space which has never previously been open to the public. This exhibition explores the inception and development of the British landscape tradition in the second half of the 18th century, when landscape painting emerged as a genre in its own right. It includes masterpieces by some of the most influential artists of the 18th century, including George Stubbs, Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough. Note - Sat 1 June-Sun 8 Sept 2019 Open Wed-Sun, 10:00 - 16:00. Before the 1750s, few landscapes were painted or sold in this country. However, by the end of the century everything had changed – landscapes had become the height of fashion. By the final decades of the 18th century, the pursuit of beauty in the natural landscape had captured the public's imagination. Tourists travelled to the Lake District and Wales to admire the dramatic scenery, often armed with newly-published guidebooks. Landowners across the country hired landscape architects, such as Capability Brown, to re-design their country estates and parkland with picturesque vistas over meadows and lakes. The exhibition presents a selection of paintings by some of the most influential artists of the 18th century, including George Stubbs, Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Child Under 16's||£1.00 per ticket type|
|Concession||£4.00 per ticket type|
Tickets, available from 1 June 2019. £10 admission also includes entry to Mining Art Gallery and Auckland Tower, tickets can be booked online at aucklandproject.org, by calling 01388 743 797, or visiting Auckland Tower, Bishop Auckland Market Place.
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- Jeff WLeeds, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA lovely taster of northern castles.Friday, 19th July 2019Currently undergoing a major refurb. so only a few rooms open for visits. When completed.....it will certainly merit a visit. Read full review
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- StevenY22Cowpen Bewley, United KingdomGorgeous gallerySaturday, 17th August 2019The castle is an amazing building. Visiting the chapel as part of a confirmation ceremony we were given access to the rest of the castle. There were bats roofing in the chapel which was just... Read full review
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|The Origins of British Landscape (1 June 2019 - 8 Sept 2019)|
|Wednesday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
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