These rooms start with the oldest artworks in Tate's collection. From the Tudor courts, war and revolution to the fight for women's suffrage, discover how art reflects nation-defining moments in our history. Look out for works by Joan Carlile and Mary Beale, two of the first women artists working in Britain as early as 1650. See familiar favourites by William Blake, John Singer Sargent, Gwen John, Vanessa Bell and more. Continue your journey with Modern and Contemporary British Art.
John William Waterhouse The Lady of Shalott is on loan to Falmouth Art Gallery and will return in October 2023.