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The Triumph of Watercolour : The Early Years of the Royal Watercolour Society 1805-1855 - Timothy Wilcox

The Triumph of Watercolour

The Early Years of the Royal Watercolour Society 1805-1855

Paperback Published: 11th February 2005
ISBN: 9780856676024
Number Of Pages: 176

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In April 1805 the newly created Society of Painters in Water Colours, now known as the Royal Watercolour Society, held its first exhibition. After the Royal Academy, the RWS is the oldest artists' exhibiting society in Britain. Its early years saw the rise to prominence of watercolour painting, a golden age of British art and a medium in which Britain produced artists of remarkable genius. This book celebrates the Society's bicentenary by bringing together the work of its founders, Joshua Cristall, John Varley, W.S. Gilpin, W.H. Pyne and W.F. Wells. It also surveys the period from 1800 to 1851 in detail and illustrates the work of the major painters of the time--Thomas Girtin, J.M. Turner, Francis Towne, Peter de Wint, A.V. Copley Fielding, John Linnell, John Sell Cotman and many others.

Foreword
The Royal Watercolour Society Bicentenary
Introduction
Watercolour before the Watercolour Society
1805: The first exhibition
'This little republic of art'
Rivals
Oil and watercolour
'This astonishing magician'
'Works of splendour and imagination'
'The taste and spirit of our times'
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ISBN: 9780856676024
ISBN-10: 0856676020
Series: Pwp
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 11th February 2005
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.42 x 24.89  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 1.1
Edition Number: 1