Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services
Department and Tate, United Kingdom
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Tate, United Kingdom

 

Venue
The Special Gallery, 2/F & The Attic, 5/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art

 

Drawn from Tate's world famous collection, this exhibition features 76 masterpieces that illustrate the remarkable development of British Landscape Painting and its influence on European art from 17th century to the present day. Highlights include paintings from the two most significant British landscape masters of all time, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable, as well as the largest painting ever completed by the contemporary artist David Hockney.

 

To complement the exhibition, we have invited Hong Kong artists to respond to the British artworks on display and the museum's own collection of landscape paintings. These responses invite visitors to consider the exhibition from a unique Hong Kong viewpoint.

 

The Sign Videos will be uploaded soon.

Sign Video

Jan Siberechts, "Landscape with Rainbow, Henley-on-Thames" image

Jan Siberechts, "Landscape with Rainbow, Henley-on-Thames" sign video

Jan Siberechts (1627 – c. 1700)
Landscape with Rainbow, Henley-on-Thames
c. 1690
Oil paint on canvas
819 x 1029 mm
Tate: Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1967

James Seymour, "A Kill at Ashdown Park" image

James Seymour, "A Kill at Ashdown Park" sign video

James Seymour (c. 1702 – 1752)
A Kill at Ashdown Park
1743
Oil paint on canvas
1803 x 2388 mm
Tate: Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery and subscribers in 1969

George Stubbs, "Otho, with John Larkin up" image

George Stubbs, "Otho, with John Larkin up" sign video

George Stubbs (1724 – 1806)
Otho, with John Larkin up
1768
Oil paint on canvas
1013 x 1270 mm
Tate: Presented by Paul Mellon through the British Sporting Art Trust 1979

Thomas Gainsborough, "The Rev. John Chafy Playing the Violoncello in a Landscape" image

Thomas Gainsborough, "The Rev. John Chafy Playing the Violoncello in a Landscape" sign video

Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788)
The Rev. John Chafy Playing the Violoncello in a Landscape
c. 1750 – 1752
Oil paint on canvas
749 x 609 mm
Tate: Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 1984

Johann Zoffany, "Three Daughters of John, 3rd Earl of Bute" image

Johann Zoffany, "Three Daughters of John, 3rd Earl of Bute" sign video

Johann Zoffany (1733 – 1810)
Three Daughters of John, 3rd Earl of Bute
c. 1763 – 1764
Oil paint on canvas
1012 x 1265 mm
Tate: Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax with additional payment (General Funds) made with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund and Tate Members 2002

Joseph Wright of Derby, "A Moonlight with a Lighthouse, Coast of Tuscany" image

Joseph Wright of Derby, "A Moonlight with a Lighthouse, Coast of Tuscany" sign video

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734 – 1797)
A Moonlight with a Lighthouse, Coast of Tuscany
exhibited 1789
Oil paint on canvas
1016 x 1276 mm
Tate: Purchased 1949

John Sell Cotman, "Llanthony Abbey" image

John Sell Cotman, "Llanthony Abbey" sign video

John Sell Cotman (1782 – 1842)
Llanthony Abbey
1801
Watercolour on paper
438 x 330 mm
Tate: Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967

Philip James De Loutherbourg, "An Avalanche in the Alps" image

Philip James De Loutherbourg, "An Avalanche in the Alps" sign video

Philip James De Loutherbourg (1740 – 1812)
An Avalanche in the Alps
1803
Oil paint on canvas
1099 x 1600 mm
Tate: Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1965

Edwin Henry Landseer, "Deer and Deer Hounds in a Mountain Torrent ('The Hunted Stag')" image

Edwin Henry Landseer, "Deer and Deer Hounds in a Mountain Torrent ('The Hunted Stag')" sign video

Edwin Henry Landseer (1802 – 1873)
Deer and Deer Hounds in a Mountain Torrent (‘The Hunted Stag’)
1832, exhibited 1833
Oil paint on canvas on mahogany
405 x 908 mm
Tate: Presented by Robert Vernon 1847

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Frosty Morning" image

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Frosty Morning" sign video

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851)
Frosty Morning
exhibited 1813
Oil paint on canvas
1137 x 1746 mm
Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "The Castel dell' Ovo, Naples, with Capri in the Distance" image

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "The Castel dell' Ovo, Naples, with Capri in the Distance" sign video

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851)
The Castel dell' Ovo, Naples, with Capri in the Distance
1819
Graphite and watercolour on paper
255 x 404 mm
Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Venice: Santa Maria della Salute from the Bacino" image

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Venice: Santa Maria della Salute from the Bacino" sign video

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851)
Venice: Santa Maria della Salute from the Bacino
1840
Graphite and watercolour on paper
244 x 307 mm
Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Venice: The Piazzetta, with San Marco and its Campanile; Night" image

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Venice: The Piazzetta, with San Marco and its Campanile; Night" sign video

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851)
Venice: The Piazzetta, with San Marco and its Campanile; Night
c. 1840
Watercolour and bodycolour on paper
150 x 228 mm
Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Venice at Sunrise from the Hotel Europa, with the Campanile of San Marco" image

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Venice at Sunrise from the Hotel Europa, with the Campanile of San Marco" sign video

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851)
Venice at Sunrise from the Hotel Europa, with the Campanile of San Marco
c. 1840
Watercolour on paper
198 x 280 mm
Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "A Storm over Lago Maggiore, from near Magadino" image

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "A Storm over Lago Maggiore, from near Magadino" sign video

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851)
A Storm over Lago Maggiore, from near Magadino
1842
Graphite, watercolour and crayon on paper
222 x 272 mm
Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

John Constable, "Shipping in the Thames or Medway" image

John Constable, "Shipping in the Thames or Medway" sign video

John Constable (1776 – 1837)
Shipping in the Thames or Medway
1803
Graphite and watercolour on paper
97 x 168 mm
Tate: Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

John Constable, "Hampstead Heath, with the House Called 'The Salt Box'" image

John Constable, "Hampstead Heath, with the House Called 'The Salt Box'" sign video

John Constable (1776 – 1837)
Hampstead Heath, with the House Called 'The Salt Box'
c. 1819 – 1820
Oil paint on canvas
384 x 670 mm
Tate: Presented by Miss Isabel Constable 1887

John Constable, "Cloud Study with Verses from Bloomfield" image

John Constable, "Cloud Study with Verses from Bloomfield" sign video

John Constable (1776 – 1837)
Cloud Study with Verses from Bloomfield
1830s
Ink on paper
337 x 213 mm
Tate: Purchased 1974

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Metal Paint Box" image

Joseph Mallord William Turner, "Metal Paint Box" sign video

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851)
Metal Paint Box
89 x 338 x 236 mm
Tate Archive

George Robert Lewis, "Hereford, Dynedor and the Malvern Hills, from the Haywood Lodge, Harvest Scene, Afternoon" image

George Robert Lewis, "Hereford, Dynedor and the Malvern Hills, from the Haywood Lodge, Harvest Scene, Afternoon" sign video

George Robert Lewis (1782 – 1871)
Hereford, Dynedor and the Malvern Hills, from the Haywood Lodge, Harvest Scene, Afternoon
1815
Oil paint on canvas
415 x 597 mm
Tate: Presented by the Rev. Stopford Brooke 1904

David Cox, "A Railway Engine" image

David Cox, "A Railway Engine" sign video

David Cox (1783 – 1859)
A Railway Engine
Date not known
Watercolour and chalk on paper
85 x 113 mm
Tate: Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

John Brett, "Glacier of Rosenlaui" image

John Brett, "Glacier of Rosenlaui" sign video

John Brett (1831 – 1902)
Glacier of Rosenlaui
1856
Oil paint on canvas
445 x 419 mm
Tate: Purchased 1946

George Clausen, "Winter Work" image

George Clausen, "Winter Work" sign video

George Clausen (1852 – 1944)
Winter Work 1883 – 1884
Oil paint on canvas
775 x 921 mm
Tate: Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1983

Philip Wilson Steer, "The Beach at Walberswick" image

Philip Wilson Steer, "The Beach at Walberswick" sign video

Philip Wilson Steer (1860 – 1942)
The Beach at Walberswick
c. 1889
Oil paint on wood
603 x 761 x 15 mm
Tate: Purchased 1942

Roderic O'Conor, "Yellow Landscape" image

Roderic O'Conor, "Yellow Landscape" sign video

Roderic O’Conor (1860 – 1940)
Yellow Landscape
1892
Oil paint on canvas
676 x 918 mm
Tate: Presented by Mr and Mrs Barnett Shine through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1977

James Dickson Innes, "Arenig, North Wales" image

James Dickson Innes, "Arenig, North Wales" sign video

James Dickson Innes (1887 – 1914)
Arenig, North Wales
1913
Oil paint on plywood
857 x 1137 mm
Tate: Presented by Rowland Burdon-Muller 1928

Edward Wadsworth, "Regalia" image

Edward Wadsworth, "Regalia" sign video

Edward Wadsworth (1889 – 1949)
Regalia
1928
Tempera and oil paint on canvas on board
763 x 917 mm
Tate: Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1982

Edward Burra, "Harlem" image

Edward Burra, "Harlem" sign video

Edward Burra (1905 – 1976)
Harlem
1934
Ink and gouache on paper
794 x 571 mm
Tate: Purchased 1939

Paul Nash, "Landscape from a Dream" image

Paul Nash, "Landscape from a Dream" sign video

Paul Nash (1889 – 1946)
Landscape from a Dream
1936 – 1938
Oil paint on canvas
679 x 1016 mm
Tate: Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1946

Eric Ravilious, "The Vale of the White Horse" image

Eric Ravilious, "The Vale of the White Horse" sign video

Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942)
The Vale of the White Horse
c. 1939
Graphite and watercolour on paper
324 x 451 mm
Tate: Purchased 1940

Paul Nash, "Bomber in the Corn" image

Paul Nash, "Bomber in the Corn" sign video

Paul Nash (1889 – 1946)
Bomber in the Corn
1940
Graphite and watercolour on paper
394 x 578 mm
Tate: Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946

Tracey Emin, "Monument Valley" (Grand Scale) image

Tracey Emin, "Monument Valley" (Grand Scale) sign video

Tracey Emin (born 1963)
Monument Valley (Grand Scale)
1995 – 1997
Photograph, colour, on vinyl mounted onto aluminium,
1220 x 1830 mm
Tate: Presented by Tate Members 2004

David Inshaw, "The Badminton Game" image

David Inshaw, "The Badminton Game" sign video

David Inshaw (born 1943)
The Badminton Game
1972 – 1973
Oil paint on canvas
1524 x 1835 mm
Tate: Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1980

Hamish Fulton, "France on the Horizon" image

Hamish Fulton, "France on the Horizon" sign video

Hamish Fulton (born 1946)
France on the Horizon
1975
Photograph, black and white, on paper and transfer lettering
1020 x 1220 mm
Tate: Purchased 1981

Gillian Carnegie, "Black Square" image

Gillian Carnegie, "Black Square" sign video

Gillian Carnegie (born 1971)
Black Square
2008
Oil paint on canvas
1930 x 1930 mm
Tate: Presented by Tate Members 2010

David Hockney, "Bigger Trees near Warter or / ou Peinture sur le Motif pour le Nouvel Age Post-Photographique" image

David Hockney, "Bigger Trees near Warter or / ou Peinture sur le Motif pour le Nouvel Age Post-Photographique" sign video

David Hockney (born 1937)
Bigger Trees Near Warter or / ou Peinture Sur Le Motif Pour Le Nouvel Age Post-Photographique
2007
Oil paint on 50 canvases (914 x 1219 mm each)
4.6 x 12.2 m
Tate: Presented by the artist 2008