Room guide

Paul Delaroche The Execution of Lady Jane Grey 1833, oil painting woman in white about to be executed

Paul Delaroche
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey 1833

The National Gallery, London

This exhibition brings together works by French and British artists, some of which have not been seen together for two centuries. It aims to demonstrate the cultural interchange between the two nations, and to investigate the role of British Romanticism in the evolution of French art.

The exhibition examines the period that began with the restoration of the French monarchy in 1815 and ended with the accession of Queen Victoria in Britain in 1837. During these years a profound engagement between these two, previously unsympathetic, schools of painting resulted in innovations that would radically affect the course of modern art in Western Europe.

Room 1: Introduction: Crossing the Channel

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Room 1: Introduction: Crossing the Channel: Past Tate Britain exhibition

Room 2: 'The Raft of the Medusa' in Britain

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Room guide: Room 2: 'The Raft of the Medusa' in Britain ...

Room 3: Art in public exhibitions

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Room guide: Room 3: Art in public exhibitions: past Tate Britain ...

Room 4: The rise of watercolour

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Room guide: Room 4: The rise of watercolour: past Tate Britain ...

Room 5: Landscape painting

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Room guide: Room 5: Landscape painting: past Tate Britain exhibition

Room 6: Painters of modern life and Portraits

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Room guide: Room 6: Painters of modern life and Portraits: past ...

Room 7: Literature and history

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Room guide: Room 7: Literature and history: past Tate Britain exhibition

Room 8: 'The Raft of Medusa'

Constable to Delacroix: British Art and the French Romantics: Room guide: Room 8: 'The Raft of Medusa': past Tate Britain ...