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Welcome to the Watercolour World

The Watercolour World

We are a UK-based charity working with public and private collections from around the world to create a free online database of documentary watercolours painted before 1900. Watercolours are extraordinary records of our shared past. It is our hope and belief that this project will encourage those lucky enough to hold watercolours to make them available online, unconditionally, to everyone. 



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A short introduction to the history of outdoor eating

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