Two giants of the art world come head to head next week in Carlisle.

Works by Turner and Rembrandt will be on show at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, including some that have never been seen in the city before.

Turner: Northern Exposure, featuring paintings and prints from the Turner Bequest at Tate retracing the artist’s 1797 tour across the North of England, shares centre stage with Rembrandt: Etchings from the British Museum, as Tullie House marks the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death.

Andrew Mackay, director of Tullie House, says “The two collections are genuinely extraordinary. The names of Turner and Rembrandt carry with them so much weight and recognition that we’re confident people will be drawn from the whole region to view these masterpieces.

“It’s an honour to be able to share these works with the public.”

The Turner exhibition includes 13 colour studies on loan from the Turner bequest at Tate alongside two of Turner’s sketchbooks which he carried with him on his journey, filled with subjects that he would return to again and again throughout his life.

The exhibition will also highlight Turner’s visits to Carlisle, which became the subject for sketches, watercolours and engravings. Turner returned to Cumbrian subjects repeatedly throughout his long career.

At the core of the Rembrandt exhibition is a loan of 12 etchings from the British Museum. It will also include four Rembrandt later impressions etchings held within the Tullie House collection. They came to the museum in 1949 as part of the significant bequest from Gordon and Emily Bottomley.

The Tullie House Rembrandts include impressions of some of his most acclaimed etchings, The Three Trees and The Three Crosses. These works have never been on public display at Tullie House before.

The exhibitions run from October 19 to January 5.