5 June 1892
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery collection charts the development of British watercolour painting from the 18th century onwards with works by landscape artists J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), Samuel Palmer (1805- 1881) and renowned watercolour artists of their day such as Stoke-born James Holland (1799-1870) and Peter de Wint (1784-1849). Lesser known and amateur artists are also represented in the collection, which covers the British Isles, continental Europe and further afield. The Staffordshire landscape is captured in many of the works by local artists, and those artists who have passed through the region during their travels. The portability of the watercolour medium is highlighted by a number of sketch books used by artists on the move, wherever they were in the world before photography.