BP Exhibition: Looking at the View

Henry Lamb, ‘Lytton Strachey’ 1914
Henry Lamb
Lytton Strachey 1914
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© Tate
Patrick Caulfield, ‘After Lunch’ 1975
Patrick Caulfield
After Lunch 1975
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© 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
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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
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Fiona Crisp, ‘Norwegian series #3’ 2007
Fiona Crisp
Norwegian series #3 2007
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© 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
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George Warner Allen, ‘Picnic at Wittenham’ 1947–8
George Warner Allen
Picnic at Wittenham 1947–8
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© 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
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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
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© Paul Graham; courtesy Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
John Brett, ‘The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs’ 1871
John Brett
The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs 1871
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Tacita Dean, ‘Disappearance at Sea’ 1996
Tacita Dean
Disappearance at Sea 1996
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© 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
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Julian Opie, ‘There are hills in the distance (c)’ 1996
Julian Opie
There are hills in the distance (c) 1996
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© Julian Opie
John Crome, ‘Mousehold Heath, Norwich’ c.1818–20
John Crome
Mousehold Heath, Norwich c.1818–20
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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
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© Richard Long
John William Inchbold, ‘Gordale Scar, Yorkshire’ exhibited 1876
John William Inchbold
Gordale Scar, Yorkshire exhibited 1876
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William Townsend, ‘Dungeon Ghyll’ 1956
William Townsend
Dungeon Ghyll 1956
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© 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
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Lucian Freud, ‘Two Plants’ 1977–80
Lucian Freud
Two Plants 1977–80
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© The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images
Looking at the View at Tate Britain exhibition banner

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
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© Tate
Paul Graham, ‘Roundabout, Andersonstown, Belfast’ 1984, printed 1993–4
Paul Graham
Roundabout, Andersonstown, Belfast 1984, printed 1993–4
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© Paul Graham; courtesy Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

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