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English Drawings and Watercolors, 1630-1850

December 13, 1987 – March 13, 1988
West Building, Ground Floor, GS-7, GS-8, and GS-9

Thomas Girtin, Village along a River Estuary in Devon, 1797/1798, watercolor over graphite on oatmeal paper, Gift of The Circle of the National Gallery of Art, 1987.27.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 60 British drawings and watercolors were selected from the holdings of the National Gallery of Art, including works by British-born artists and works made in England by foreigners. The exhibition focused on the growth of distinctively British landscape watercolors in the decades after 1770.

Organization: Andrew Robison, senior curator at the National Gallery, organized the exhibition.