In pictures: Great British Drawings

Trace the history of drawing in Britain at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, this April, in an exhibition of more than 100 works by artists such as JMW Turner and Thomas Rowlandson

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The Corsican, his two friends and his blood hounds at the Window of the Thuilleries looking over Paris, by Thomas Rowlandson, 1815 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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The Knight’s Farewell, by Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1858 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Venice: The Riva degli Schiavoni, by JMW Turner, 1840 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Italianate Landscape with travellers on a winding road, by Thomas Gainsborough, 1775‒79 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Oscar Wilde, by Max Beerbohm, 1894 © The Estate of Max Beerbohm

The Abbey from the Churchyard, Arbroath, by John Piper, 1982 © The Piper Estate / DACS 2015

A Ruined House, by John Sell Cotman, c1807–10 © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Great British Drawings is on show at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, from 26 March–31 August 2015. For more information, and to book tickets, visit www.ashmolean.org