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Oxford Eye Hospital displays reproduced Ashmolean art

William Turner's Gravel Pit on Shotover Hill, near Oxford - photo by Jon Brett
Image caption Gravel Pit on Shotover Hill, near Oxford is one of the paintings reproduced

Patients in the waiting rooms of the Oxford Eye Hospital can now enjoy classic art from the Ashmolean Museum.

Artist Nicky Hirst has wallpapered walls with images of skies taken from paintings in the museum's collections.

Reproductions of the paintings are also displayed to explain where the wallpaper images have come from.

Arts co-ordinator Ruth Charity said: "We are grateful for the generosity of our donors and the Ashmolean Museum who waived the reproduction fee."

The paintings used are The White Cloud by Samuel Palmer, Gravel Pit on Shotover Hill, near Oxford by William Turner of Oxford and Summer Sunset attributed to John Constable.

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