World-renowned art on show at Chepstow

First published in News

AN exhibition of world-renowned artworks will be opened by the Minister for Culture and Sport at Chepstow Museum.

John Griffiths AM, will officially open the exhibition on Monday which features paintings by JMW Turner, Samuel Palmer, Thomas Gainsborough, Edward Dayes, Thomas Girtin and Francis Towne. Manuscripts relating to world renowned works about Tintern and the Wye also feature, including letters and notes about the composition of Wordsworth’s famous poem, William Gilpin’s manuscript for his Guide to the Wye that first laid out rules for the Picturesque and a 13th century Tintern Bible.

The exhibition, entitled ‘Sites of Inspiration’ is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Welsh Government’s Sharing Treasures scheme which enables local museums to display objects from national institutions.

Cllr Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for Innovation, Enterprise and Leisure said: “We’re very grateful to be able to exhibit these works in the area that inspired them thanks to the Sharing Treasures grant scheme. .”

Admission is free for the exhibition which runs until September 28.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree