Of all the cities of Britain, Leeds, West Yorkshire, was one of the most important to Turner. He had important friends and patrons in the area and Leeds served as a base for his explorations of Yorkshire and the north. Over a period of nearly thirty years Turner made hundreds of sketches of Yorkshire, and from these made some of his most important pictures.
Yorkshire is a fascinating and diverse county and its topography provides many inspiring vistas for the landscape artist. Yorkshire in Watercolour by Les Packham portrays the Yorkshire landscape through the eyes of one of the county's most versatile and best known watercolourists.
The vast Tudor-Jacobean mansion is one of the most famous great historic houses of England - Temple Newsam situated just outside Leeds, West Yorkshire. It has become celebrated for its collections of decorative arts.The collection of fine art is less well known and so this book presents a selection of some of the most interesting paintings.
John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) was one of the finest watercolour painters of the nineteenth century and it is a matter of tremendous pride that the permanent collection at Leeds City Art Gallery contains over six hundred drawings and watercolours by this artist.
This wonderfully illustrated book showcases the work of celebrated artist John Downton, examining his contribution to modern British painting. The book presents his work in its most organic and fundamental form, demonstrating how the artist produced academic studies employing the principles, techniques and styles of Renaissance masters.
Leeds artist John William Inchbold has remained virtually unknown to the general public since his death over one hundred years ago. In spite of modest successes at the Royal Academy in London, he never achieved national prominence. This fully illustrated book accompanied the centenary exhibition held in Leeds in 1993, which aimed at last to do justice to...
A fully illustrated guide to some of the greatest works Leeds Art Gallery, West Yorkshire, has to offer, from Victorian Art to Art post-1980 and sculpture. Includes works in full-colour by John William Waterhouse, J. M. W. Turner and Pablo Picasso.
It is widely acknowledged that the watercolour collection at Leeds, West Yorkshire, is one of the finest in the country. The book gives readers the rare opportunity to view these stunning watercolours which spend so undeservedly little time on show.
India’s Gateway explores the intriguing stories of Gujarat and Mumbai as ancient centres of cultural and commercial exchange, focusing on their links with Britain. The photographs and texts by Tim Smith offer vivid glimpses of everyday life in a landscape shaped by a rich history of trade, seafaring and migration.