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English Drawings and Watercolours 1600-1900

English Drawings and Watercolours 1600-1900

By (author) Christopher Baker


  • A comprehensive and definitive collection catalog
  • Ranges from the Stuart court to the late Victorian period
  • Valuable authoritative resource
Full Description

This scholarly catalogue provides a rich survey of the outstanding English drawings and watercolors in the National Gallery of Scotland’s collection. It ranges from the art of the Stuart court to the late Victorian period – from Isaac Oliver to Lord Leighton. Highlights include important works by artists such as William Blake, John Sell Cotman, John Robert Cozens, John Flaxman, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Girtin, Edward Lear, John Frederick Lewis, Paul Sandby and J.M.W. Turner. Key works are illustrated in colour and the text provides an authoritative commentary on issues such as their function, history, date and technique. The catalogue will be a valuable resource for students, art historians, collectors, dealers, picture researchers and all serious enthusiasts for British art.

About the Author

Christopher Baker is the Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Scotland; he formerly curated the collections of Christ Church, Oxford and was a researcher at the National Gallery, London. He has lectured and published widely on British art and the history of collecting and organised exhibitions, which focus on artists such as Sandby, Turner and Ruskin.

National Galleries of Scotland
18th Jul 2011
USA & Canada
9.65 in x 11.81 in
463 Pages
460 color, b&w
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