Works by key figures in British modernism feature alongside more recent contemporary paintings, each united by masterful draughtsmanship and a shared conviction in its importance as a universal language. Many of these artists believed drawing was a core discipline, which could lead artists to a better, more responsible understanding of themselves, their chosen subject matter and their audience.

Highlights include Spencer's 1912 Nativity; a lyrical study of Bolshoi ballerinas by Laura Knight; Mary Potter's exquisitely tonal abstractions; a ravishing nude study by Dod Procter; and an early 'kitchen' still life by William Scott.

Works are priced between £2,250 and £85,000 and a fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition (£15, plus postage).