Victorian Watercolours

More »
Victorian watercolors (c.1835-c.1900) represent the culmination of developments described under Late Georgian watercolors. They are a remarkable high point in the watercolor tradition, both in the diversity of the artistic styles and in the technical sophistication of the paintings. Yet this is also a period of imaginative mediocrity and naked kitsch: as Martin Hardie wrote, "to a large extent the water-colours of the Victorian era reflect the dullness, vulgarity, pretentiousness and self-righteousness of the period." Unfortunately, this dour critical verdict has consigned many amazing technical achievements to unjustified obscurity. These works still have much to teach the contemporary painter.

1272x1699 5548
1865x1167 4635
2033x1000 4932
1882x1455 4303
1817x830 4798
1865x1376 5069
1858x1417 4700
1557x1087 4567
1679x1077 4144
1688x2019 4729
1858x1338 5149
1485x1902 4357
1674x1593 5295
1191x1902 4289
1573x2138 5678
1844x1256 4640
1340x1833 4627
1540x1699 4533
1899x1283 4443
1539x1114 4588