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Paintings from the Collection on View at the Yale University Art Gallery

Free admission

More than twenty-five paintings from the Yale Center for British Art are on view at the Yale University Art Gallery. This presentation offers visitors the opportunity to experience the YCBA’s collection in a new context while the museum is closed for a building conservation project. 

The paintings represent the richness of British landscape and portrait art over four centuries, with works by Mary Beale, Richard Parkes Bonington, Thomas Lawrence, John Everett Millais, and J. M. W. Turner, among others. Interspersed throughout the second-floor European art galleries, the installation underscores the connections between Yale’s two art collections. 

Works by painters represented in both collections are displayed together, providing visitors with a broader view of the artists’ oeuvres. George Stubbs’s Reapers (1795) is displayed near the Gallery’s own Stubbs painting, A Lion Attacking a Horse (1770). Peter Paul Rubens’s Peace Embracing Plenty (1633–34) appears alongside several of his earlier works. Other paintings find resonance with works by their contemporaries. John Constable’s Hadleigh Castle, the Mouth of the Thames—Morning after a Stormy Night (1829) and Stratford Mill (1819–20) are juxtaposed with works from the Gallery’s collection by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Théodore Géricault, and Jean-François Millet, revealing the relationships between British and French landscape traditions.

Download a map of the Yale Center for British Art's paintings on view at the Yale University Art Gallery here.

View works from the collection included in the exhibition here.

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Yale University Art Gallery, photo by Jessica Smolinski