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Television presenter Loyd Grossman is to open three new exhibitions at Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury.

Mr Grossman, who is also an arts and heritage campaigner, will be at the gallery in Gainsborough Street tomorrow night as an exhibition featuring an engraving of The Death of General Wolfe, 1770, originally painted by Benjamin West, begins.

Eighteenth century engraver William Woollett created an engraving of the famous scene for George III, and Mr Grossman, who owns the plate, has allowed a limited edition of 50 prints to be reproduced in aid of the museum and gallery.

“Gainsborough’s House is a centre of excellence, both for the study of 18th century British art and for the practice of printmaking, so it was natural that I should turn to it,” he said.

The exhibition is one of three which will run over the summer, including Rembrandt the Printmaker – a selection of etchings by the artist – and displays exploring the life and career of composer Karl Friedrich Abel,

Museum director Mark Bills said: “It is a tribute to the significance of Gainsborough that major collectors give people the opportunity to see these works.”

The exhibitions will run until October 26.

 

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