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Honey from Many Flowers: Carl Wilhelm Kolbe and Salomon Gessner’s Idylls

Tue 14 March - Sun 10 September

Fitzwilliam Museum

Salomon Gessner (1730–88) was a Swiss artist and writer whose idyllic poetry and prose made him a household name in his lifetime. After his death his family invited a German printmaker, Carl Wilhelm Kolbe (1759–1835), to produce prints after a set of Gessner’s landscape drawings, which capture the Romantic period’s preoccupation with the pastoral idyll and delight in the natural world. This exhibition showcases a recently acquired complete set of Kolbe’s twenty-five etchings, issued in five parts from 1805-11, together with a selection of works by eminent masters from whom Gessner drew inspiration, including Anthonie Waterloo, Allart van Everdingen and Claude Lorrain.

Cost: Free

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Timing

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Tuesday 14 March until Thursday 13 April

10:00am-5:00pm Tuesday-Saturday every week from Saturday 15 April until Sunday 10 September

12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday every week from Tuesday 14 March until Sunday 10 September

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 17 April

12:00pm-5:00pm on Monday 28 August

All times

Tue 14 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 15 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 16 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 17 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 March 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 21 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 22 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 March 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 28 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 31 March 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 1 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 2 April 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 4 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 5 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 6 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 7 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 8 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 9 April 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 11 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 12 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 13 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 15 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 16 April 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Mon 17 April 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 18 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 19 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 20 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 21 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 22 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 23 April 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Wed 26 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 27 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 28 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 29 April 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 30 April 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 2 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 3 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 5 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 6 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 7 May 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Sun 14 May 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Fri 19 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 20 May 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 21 May 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Sat 1 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 2 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Sun 23 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Sun 30 July 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Thu 3 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Sun 6 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Sat 12 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 13 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 15 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 18 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 19 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 20 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 22 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 23 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
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Mon 28 August 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 29 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 30 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 31 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tue 5 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 September 12:00PM - 5:00PM

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Cambridgeshire
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