Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
The Watercolour World database just grew by 10,000 images thanks to our summer volunteers!
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.
As people travelled the world in previous centuries they recorded local wildlife. Many of the species they sketched are now threatened with extinction.Read more