Christchurch Mansion to display best artwork held by Ipswich Museum in June
PUBLISHED: 21:36 30 May 2019 | UPDATED: 21:36 30 May 2019
A brand new exhibition of the greatest artists held by Ipswich Museum is coming to Christchurch Mansion.
Wonder Walls, which opens on June 1, is a display of the landscapes, portraits and local scenes held in the museum's vaults, some dating back 600 years.
Works by John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough and Thomas Churchyard will vie for attention with 48 other artists, including Maggi Hambling, Carl Giles and Harry Becker.
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The dozens of artworks are being displayed "salon-style" - with paintings to be hung floor-to-ceiling with the largest paintings at the top, and idea started over 200 years ago to display hundreds of paintings for the Royal Academy Show.
Carole Jones, Ipswich borough councillor and museums portfolio holder, said: "This exhibition is a direct response to visitors asking to see more of our wonderful art collection.
"This is a great opportunity to see many great works of art, painted in different periods and styles."
The show takes place in the Wolsey Art Gallery in the mansion and entry is free.