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The centre hosted, 'Influences: 200 hundred years of East Anglian Art'

This exhibition looked at how the artists of the region were directly and indirectly influenced by other painters.

It is well known the Norwich School landscapes carry a very strong Dutch theme as the lowlands were a trading partner for East Anglia and many works found their way across the North Sea.

Gainsborough's early works owe a good deal to the 17th century Dutch painters, and this stylistic influence settled on most of the Suffolk landscape artists who followed, much of it through his prints and engravings.

John Crome admired Hobbema and Ruysdael as did John Constable, who also praised Claude Lorraine.

This Exhibition displayed a selection of East Anglian paintings with notes suggesting who influenced the artist.

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