The Watercolour World - The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery online collection

View our collection of watercolour paintings collated by The Watercolour World, a UK-based charity working with public and private collections from around the world to create a free online database of documentary watercolours painted before 1900.

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Starts: Tuesday 23 June 2020 9:00 AM

Ends: Friday 31 December 2021 5:00 PM

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery collection charts the development of British watercolour painting from the 18th century onwards with works by landscape artists J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), Samuel Palmer (1805- 1881) and renowned watercolour artists of their day such as Stoke-born James Holland (1799-1870) and Peter de Wint (1784-1849). Lesser known and amateur artists are also represented in the collection, which covers the British Isles, continental Europe and further afield. The Staffordshire landscape is captured in many of the works by local artists, and those artists who have passed through the region during their travels. The portability of the watercolour medium is highlighted by a number of sketch books used by artists on the move, wherever they were in the world before photography.

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The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
Discover the history of The Potteries including the world's greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics, decorative arts and natural science.
See items from the Staffordshire Hoard and visit the museum café and shop.
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