Great British Watercolors


“Viewing at the Royal Academy,” Thomas Rowlandson

Article on “Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art:”

When Watercolor Came Into Its Own BENJAMIN GENOCCHIO New York Times July 6, 2008

“You can see more than 80 watercolors by English artists from the 18th through 19th centuries in a beautiful new show at the Yale Center for British Art, home to one of the world’s greatest collections of British drawings and watercolors. The collection was largely assembled over 15 years, beginning in the early 1960s, by Paul Mellon, the center’s founder and chief benefactor. It now numbers more than 50,000 drawings, watercolors and other works on paper….The works are arranged more or less chronologically to show the evolution of British watercolor painting from mid-18th-century topographical landscapes to a more widespread application and growing sophistication in the 19th century.”

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