A Celebration of Three Centuries of the English Art

400 superlative images comprise a survey of the art of watercolour from early topographers to contemporary masters, and from informal sketches to large-scale, finished exhibits. Landscape and townscape, figure and portrait, still life and illustration: all are rendered beautiful in this most versatile medium.

The exhibition is divided into 6 sections, each focusing on a different period and aspect of the art's rich history:

1. Early English Watercolourists
2. Private Worlds
3. Exhibiting Watercolour, Exhibiting the World
4. War
5. Recording Britain
6. Towards Abstraction and onto Today