From Bristol to the Sea: Artists, the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbour
A celebration of how artists have responded to the finest approach to an inland harbour in the world. It illustrates both Bristol’s rich maritime heritage and the
unsurpassed collection of paintings, watercolours and drawings in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. The range is 300 years from the late seventeenth to the late twentieth centuries. At the book’s core is the famous Bristol School of Artists of the 1820s, particularly Francis Danby and Samuel Jackson.
Bristol’s outstanding marine painters, Nicholas Pocock and Joseph Walter, are well represented, and the book concludes with Bristol’s best known contemporary artist,
Richard Long. Visiting artists are included, from J MW Turner and John Sell Cotman to the twentieth-century watercolours of John and Paul Nash.
210 x 240mm
profusely illustrated in colour and black & white