A new exhibition of fine art drawn from the Eton Collections will open in London on 14 September for two weeks, before moving to Eton from 16 November.
‘An Etonian Collector’ will feature the work of significant artists and is the first time in living memory that many of these works have been on public display. The exhibition includes an eclectic mix of 28 watercolours, drawings and oil paintings by artists including J.M.W. Turner (1775–1851), J.R. Cozens (1752–1797), David Cox Snr (1783–1859) and Peter de Wint (1784–1849).
The collection was bequeathed to the College by Old Etonian Richard Amis, who attended the school from 1945 to 1950. Amis gave the works with the intention that they would be ‘kept together and well looked after, and perhaps spark an interest in some… as my [Eton] tutor and his watercolours did for me.’
16 November 2023 to 24 March 2024
Open Sundays 2.30pm to 5pm, or by appointment