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Founded alongside the Gallery in the early years of the 20th century, the Hatton Collection includes an eclectic selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings and textiles. A major feature of the Collection is a small but significant selection of European painting from the 15th to 19th centuries, with works by Dughet, Subleyras, Palma il Giovane, Voet and a particularly fine Camillo Procaccini, plus paintings after Andrea del Sarto and Hugo van der Goes, among others. Many of these paintings were acquired for teaching purposes by the art historian and painter Lawrence Gowing, who was curator of the Hatton and Head of Fine Art at the forerunner of Newcastle University during the 1950s. Another strength of the Collection is in 20th-century British art, with paintings by artists including John Bratby, William Roberts, Alan Davie, Keith Vaughan, Adrian Heath, Patrick Heron, Paul Feiler, Prunella Clough and Francis Bacon.