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Print Rebels: Haden, Palmer, Whistler and the origins of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers

This touring exhibition commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910). The selection of prints, ranging from Haden to work by current RE members, reflects on the achievements of the society and the changes it has undergone. Works by Haden’s contemporaries at the end of the 19th century, including Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) and James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), hang alongside prints by current members; prints by all of the twelve RE Presidents (from 1880 to 2018) form a bridge between past and present.

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