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‘Munnings and the River’ at the Munnings Art Museum, Essex
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‘Munnings and the River’ at the Munnings Art Museum, Essex
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‘Munnings and the River’ at the Munnings Art Museum, Essex

This dazzling new exhibition explores the little-known landscapes of the renowned equestrian artist.

1 April 2017 –  29 October 2017 | Visit website

Sir Alfred Munnings was one of Britain's finest painters. A new exhibition at the Munnings Art Museum, 'Munnings and the River', features almost 50 original oil and watercolour riverscape paintings, plus drawings, photographs and personal items. Except for four loans, all the exhibits are drawn from the museum’s extensive collection. 

Rivers flowed through the painter’s life. Born beside the Waveney, Munnings played in and on the water at his childhood home, the Mill at Mendham in Norfolk. As an adult he chose to live near the river Stour for over forty years, at Castle House. The exhibition meanders chronologically through the artist’s depiction of various riverscapes; from Path to the Orchard - painted in 1908 and capturing Mendham Mill – to an illustration for The Tale of Anthony Bell executed circa 1957.

The Munnings Art Museum is at Castle House, the former home of the artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) and his wife, Violet in Dedham. Described by Munnings as ‘the house of my dreams’, he lived and worked in this elegant Tudor and Georgian building for over forty years until his death in 1959. 

'Munnings and the River' will be on display at the Munnings Art Museum until 29 October 2017. See website for booking and more information.

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