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Love and Sex

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed 24th December to 27th December 2021 and 31st December 2021 to 1st January 2022 inclusive closed Gallery closures and collection updates

Various aspects of love provide the subject matter for works in the Fitzwilliam. Lust and violence, humour and tenderness, mystery and romance: all are depicted.

Read here about the rape of Lucretia and see Titian's unsettlingly beautiful depiction of the event. Look at a 14th century French manuscript of one of the most influential and popular of medieval love poems, The Romance of the Rose by Guillaume de Loris and Jean de Meun.

And learn about the unconventional love life of the 20th century British painter, Sir Stanley Spencer.

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