DRAWN TO THE 19TH CENTURY

Drawn to the 19th Century demonstrates why works on paper of the period have become such a pleasure to collect. Through the late eighteenth century and into
the nineteenth, artists expanded the potential of drawing materials and, in particular, developed watercolour as an expressive medium in its own right. Many came
to specialise in watercolour, applying it to the full range of subject matter, in rivalry of oil, and founding societies for its promotion, notably the Society of Painters
in Water Colours.

Watercolour was particularly suited to recording nature in the open air, its fluidity and transparency being ideal at suggesting the transience of season and weather
as understood by Romantic sensibilities. The leading art critic, John Ruskin, promoted two contrasting approaches to truth to nature' Turnerian atmospherics and
Pre-Raphaelite precision and these were synthesised by some of the most searching of landscape painters, such as Albert Goodwin. Goodwin's oeuvre also reveals
the increasing opportunities that artists had to travel internationally, during the age of an expanding British Empire.

WHITBY FROM LARPOOL by GEORGE WEATHERILL

WHITBY FROM LARPOOL

COUNCIL CHAMBER IN THE WHITE TOWER, TOWER OF LONDON by JOHN FULLEYLOVE

COUNCIL CHAMBER IN THE WHITE TOWER, TOWER OF LONDON

ROSES IN GERTRUDE JEKYLL'S GARDEN, MUNSTEAD WOOD, SURREY by HELEN ALLINGHAM

ROSES IN GERTRUDE JEKYLL'S GARDEN, MUNSTEAD WOOD, SURREY

AN OLD GARDEN WALL, VENICE by HELEN ALLINGHAM

AN OLD GARDEN WALL, VENICE

A WILTSHIRE COTTAGE by HELEN ALLINGHAM

A WILTSHIRE COTTAGE

THE KENTISH FARMHOUSE AT CROCKHAM HILL by HELEN ALLINGHAM

THE KENTISH FARMHOUSE AT CROCKHAM HILL

LA BEALE ISOUD by AUBREY BEARDSLEY

LA BEALE ISOUD

IN A WOOD by AUBREY BEARDSLEY

IN A WOOD

A DAMOSEL WITH PEACOCKS IN A GARDEN by AUBREY BEARDSLEY

A DAMOSEL WITH PEACOCKS IN A GARDEN

SINUOUS DAISIES by AUBREY BEARDSLEY

SINUOUS DAISIES

PEACOCKS IN A FORMAL GARDEN by AUBREY BEARDSLEY

PEACOCKS IN A FORMAL GARDEN

SOUTH WALES by THOMAS ROWLANDSON

SOUTH WALES

RUDDING HOUSE, YORKSHIRE
THE SEAT OF THE RT HON LORD LOUGHBOROUGH by FRANCIS NICHOLSON

RUDDING HOUSE, YORKSHIRE THE SEAT OF THE RT HON LORD LOUGHBOROUGH

ELEGANT FIGURES IN THE GROUNDS OF A STATELY HOME by THOMAS SHOTTER BOYS

ELEGANT FIGURES IN THE GROUNDS OF A STATELY HOME

CONWAY CASTLE by JOHN VARLEY

CONWAY CASTLE

GOLCONDA, INDIA by HERCULES BRABAZON BRABAZON

GOLCONDA, INDIA

STILL LIFE WITH HARE AND LOBSTER by WILLIAM HENRY HUNT

STILL LIFE WITH HARE AND LOBSTER

THE CANTERBURY GATE, CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD by GEORGE PYNE

THE CANTERBURY GATE, CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD

IN THE PARK AT ROYAUMONT, NEAR PARIS by WILLIAM CALLOW

IN THE PARK AT ROYAUMONT, NEAR PARIS

CANNES by GABRIELE CARELLI

CANNES

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