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BP Exhibition: Looking at the View
Tate Britain: Display
12 February 2 June 2013
Free
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  • Henry Lamb, 'Lytton Strachey' 1914
    Henry Lamb
    Lytton Strachey 1914
    Oil on canvas
    support: 2445 x 1784 mm

    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1957© Tate
  • Patrick Caulfield, 'After Lunch' 1975
    Patrick Caulfield
    After Lunch 1975
    Acrylic on canvas
    support: 2489 x 2134 mm
    Purchased 1976© The estate of Patrick Caulfield
  • British School 17th century, 'Portrait of William Style of Langley' 1636
    British School 17th century
    Portrait of William Style of Langley 1636
    Oil on canvas
    support: 2051 x 1359 mm
    frame: 2320 x 1635 x 105 mm
    Purchased 1978
  • John Hill, 'Interior of the Carpenter's Shop at Forty Hill, Enfield' ?exhibited 1813
    John Hill
    Interior of the Carpenter's Shop at Forty Hill, Enfield ?exhibited 1813
    Oil on canvas
    support: 470 x 688 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1983
  • Fiona Crisp, 'Norwegian series #3' 2007
    Fiona Crisp
    Norwegian series #3 2007
    Archival digital inkjet on Innova Smooth Cotton natural white 315gsm paper
    image: 297 x 420 mm
    Purchased 2008© Fiona Crisp, courtesy Matt's Gallery, London
  • George Lambert, Francis Hayman, 'View of Copped Hall in Essex, from the Park' 1746
    George Lambert, Francis Hayman
    View of Copped Hall in Essex, from the Park 1746
    Oil on canvas
    support: 912 x 1218 x 85 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Patrons of British Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation, the Art Fund and a group of donors 1999
  • George Warner Allen, 'Picnic at Wittenham' 1947-8
    George Warner Allen
    Picnic at Wittenham 1947-8
    Oil and tempera on canvas laid on wood
    support: 1219 x 1219 mm

    Presented by Paul Delaney, executor of the artist's estate 1992© The estate of George Warner Allen
  • William Hodges, 'Tomb and Distant View of Rajmahal Hills' 1782
    William Hodges
    Tomb and Distant View of Rajmahal Hills 1782
    Oil on canvas
    support: 622 x 724 mm
    frame: 838 x 965 x 82 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1964
  • Paul Graham, 'Union Jack Flag in Tree, County Tyrone' 1985, printed 1993-4
    Paul Graham
    Union Jack Flag in Tree, County Tyrone 1985, printed 1993-4
    Colour photograph on paper
    support: 680 x 880 mm
    Presented by Tate Members 2007© Paul Graham
  • John Brett, 'The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs' 1871
    John Brett
    The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs 1871
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1060 x 2127 mm
    frame: 1390 x 2458 x 121 mm
    Presented by Mrs Brett 1902
  • Tacita Dean, 'Disappearance at Sea' 1996
    Tacita Dean
    Disappearance at Sea 1996
    16mm colour film with sound
    Purchased 1998© Tacita Dean, courtesy Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris
  • Spencer Gore, 'The Beanfield, Letchworth' 1912
    Spencer Gore
    The Beanfield, Letchworth 1912
    Oil paint on canvas
    support: 305 x 406 mm
    frame: 462 x 562 x 57 mm
    Purchased 1974
  • Julian Opie, 'There are hills in the distance (c)' 1996
    Julian Opie
    There are hills in the distance (c) 1996
    Wall painting
    Presented by the artist 1996© Julian Opie
  • John Crome, 'Mousehold Heath, Norwich' circa 1818-20
    John Crome
    Mousehold Heath, Norwich circa 1818-20
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1099 x 1810 mm
    frame: 1500 x 2210 x 150 mm
    Purchased 1863
  • Richard Long, 'The Crossing Place of Road and River. A Walk of the Same Length as the River Avon: An 84 Mile Northward Walk Along the Foss Way Roman Road' 1977
    Richard Long
    The Crossing Place of Road and River. A Walk of the Same Length as the River Avon: An 84 Mile Northward Walk Along the Foss Way Roman Road 1977
    Pencil, photograph and text on paper
    support: 875 x 1225 mm
    support: 875 x 1225 mm
    Purchased 1991© Richard Long
  • John William Inchbold, 'Gordale Scar, Yorkshire' exhibited 1876
    John William Inchbold
    Gordale Scar, Yorkshire exhibited 1876
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1254 x 913 mm
    frame: 1580 x 1230 x 100 mm
    Presented by the Patrons of British Art through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1988
  • William Townsend, 'Dungeon Ghyll' 1956
    William Townsend
    Dungeon Ghyll 1956
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1372 x 762 mm
    Purchased 1962© The estate of William Townsend
  • Thomas Weaver, 'Foxgloves and Brambles, with a Hawk Confronting an Adder' 1814
    Thomas Weaver
    Foxgloves and Brambles, with a Hawk Confronting an Adder 1814
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1118 x 943 mm
    frame: 1215 x 1050 mm
    Purchased 1972
  • Lucian Freud, 'Two Plants' 1977-80
    Lucian Freud
    Two Plants 1977-80
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1499 x 1200 mm
    frame: 1670 x 1365 x 90 mm
    Purchased 1980© The Lucian Freud Archive

This thematic display looks at continuities in the way artists have framed our vision of the landscape over the last 300 years. Coinciding with the re-opening of all Tate Britain’s galleries, the selection finds surprising coincidences and remarkable affinities in the way we look at the view, whether near or afar, high or low, from inside or out. Over seventy works by more than fifty artists are included, including familiar names such as J.M.W. Turner and Tracey Emin as well as lesser-known figures of British art history. The exhibition consists entirely of works from the Tate collection and is part of the BP British Art Displays.

Tristram Hillier, 'La Route des Alpes' 1937
Tristram Hillier
La Route des Alpes 1937
Tempera on canvas
support: 597 x 806 mm
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1944© Tate
Paul Graham, 'Roundabout, Andersonstown, Belfast' 1984, printed 1993-4
Paul Graham
Roundabout, Andersonstown, Belfast 1984, printed 1993-4
Colour photograph on paper
support: 680 x 880 mm
Presented by Tate Members 2007© Paul Graham

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