Exhibition: Enticing Peaks - Swiss prints from the Lloyd Bequest

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 30th Jan 2022

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


Robert Wylie Lloyd (1868-1958) was a businessman, art collector, entomologist and keen mountaineer, described in his obituary as 'a remarkable and picturesque character who belonged essentially to the Victorian age'.

A chairman of Christie's auction house and vice president of the Alpine Club, his love of the Swiss Alps saw him foster a collection of over 5,000 Swiss prints and books, considered today to be the finest in the world. Along with a magnificent group of watercolours by JMW Turner, he generously bequeathed it to the British Museum in 1958.

Enticing Peaks presents a selection of the finest prints from Lloyd's collection that reveal his admiration for the Alpine landscape and his interest in Swiss customs and mythology.

As well as demonstrating the remarkable skills of 18th and 19th-century Swiss printmakers – who were keen to exploit the market created by burgeoning numbers of tourists – these artworks offer a poignant reminder of how the region has been affected by global warming.

Ian has visited - review here.


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Location

The British Museum,

Great Russell Street, London,
WC1B 3DG

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