British Watercolours. 1750-1950.

By Katherine Coombs

Printed: 2012

Publisher: V & A Publishing. London

Dimensions 29 × 25 × 2 cm
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Language: English

Size (cminches): 29 x 25 x 2

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In the original dustsheet. Navy cloth binding with silver title on the spine.

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The art of watercolour has had a distinctive history in Britain since the latter part of the 18th century, when British artists first began to explore its particular aesthetic qualities. The V&A holds the UK’s national collection of watercolours, and this book showcases its breadth and diversity. Ranging from personal sketches inspired by nature to virtuoso exhibition pieces, and from colourful literary illustrations to imaginative expressions of a more private vision, British Watercolours includes works by all the leading exponents of watercolour, from J. R. Cozens and William Blake to J. M. W. Turner, David Cox, and Samuel Palmer. British Watercolours ends with examples from the first half of the 20th century, with Neo-Romantic artists such as Graham Sutherland.

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