Watercolour

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Auctions

Victorian watercolours by trailblazing British feminist and social justice campaigner come up for auction

Ewbank Auctions in England has estimated the amateur paintings by Josephine Butler at around £250 each

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William Blake

Will Tate save a set of William Blake watercolours?

The museum is trying to raise £8.8 million to keep the works in the UK

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William Blake

Newly-discovered Blake watercolours go for £10 million - but not to the Tate

An export licence deferral is now expected as the set of 19 watercolours sold to a Glasgow bookshop for a pittance in 2000 were sold to an overseas collector out from under the Tate

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J.M.W. Turner

Tate appeals to Turner watercolour owners

"Turner Worldwide" catalogue completion

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Thomas Girtin

Thomas Girtin and the art of watercolour at the Tate Britain

160 works are now on show for the bicentenary of the artist's death

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Tate

One-way transfer of 19th-century works from Tate to British Museum planned

All 19th-century European drawings and watercolours in the Tate’s collection will be loaned to the BM, with the possibility of transferring ownership entirely

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Collectors

A London Victorian watercolour collector sells up. “With contemporary art you know there will be another work around the corner”

An American financial market strategist has put together a major collection of nineteenth-century British watercolours.

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John Singer Sargent

Sargent’s summer holidays warm up NYC in new show on his travels abroad

The Adelson Galleries explores Sargent's sketches and watercolours from his many journeys

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Exhibitions

Indian Christmas at the V&A

Exhibition of Kalighat painting to tour the UK

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Books

V&A strangles its watercolours with artspeak

Illustrations partially compensate for jargon

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Exhibitions

Beatrix Potter exhibition review

Tails of archaeology