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natural history in Chichester

Drawn to Nature: Gilbert White and the Artists

Wednesday 11 March 2020Sunday 28 June 2020

Artworks inspired by the writings of naturalist Gilbert White. Gilbert White (1720 - 1793). White's seminal work The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne inspired generations of writers and artists. The book recounts his daily observations of the animals, birds and plant life found on his doorstep in Hampshire and nearby in the South Downs in Sussex. It was an immediate success upon its publication in 1789 and has never been out of print. This exhibition features work created by artists such as Thomas Bewick, Eric Ravilious, John Nash, John Piper and Gertrude Hermes. It includes original prints, blocks and the First Edition illustrated by Samuel Hieronymous Grimm and new images by eleven contemporary printmakers and illustrators.

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Keyword tags

animals | book illustration | Eric Ravilious | Gertrude Hermes | Gilbert White | insects | John Nash | natural history | nature | prints | Selbourne | Thomas Bewick


Pallant House Gallery
9 North Pallant
Chichester West Sussex PO19 1TJ

phone 01243 774557
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