Print Room Open House

At a time when access to The Courtauld and its collections is at its most challenging, the Prints and Drawings department is throwing its doors wide open! We will be holding our first virtual Open House of the year, in which we present three highlights from the collection and offer you the opportunity to discuss them.We will also introduce you to the wonderful resource that is The Courtauld’s Prints and Drawings study room, giving a flavour of what the department can provide and how it operates in less extraordinary circumstances.Expect rowdiness and revelry from Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1526–69), a female nude by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780–1867) that scandalised nineteenth-century sensibilities, and a festival of colour in a still life by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906).

The schedule will be as follows:

12.00–12.10: Introduction to the Prints and Drawings study room and Paper Conservation Studio (Charlotte Wytema, Print Room Assistant and PhD candidate)

12.10–12.20: Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Kermis at Hoboken, 1559, in drawing and print format (Maarten Bassens, Getty Paper Project Curatorial Fellow in Drawings)

12.20–12.30: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Study for La Grande Odalisque, 1814 (Jasmine Clark, Print Room Assistant and PhD candidate)

12.30–12.40: Paul Cézanne, Apples, Bottle and Chairback, 1904–06 (Saskia Rubin, Print Room Assistant and PhD candidate)

12.40–13.00: Open discussion