Around the world with Robert Elwes

The admired Victorian artist-traveller Robert Elwes' paintings, previously believed to have been destroyed by fire with his house, have recently been rediscovered by The Watercolour World

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Mount Vesuvius

Whenever the volcano erupted, artists would flock to it instead of running for cover

The woman who transformed scientific illustration

Maria Sibylla Merian went to Suriname in 1699 to study insects. The images she made were groundbreaking

Queen ​Victoria and Prince Albert’s precious watercolour albums

Carly Collier explains why watercolours were so important to the royal couple

Cricket through the ages

How cricket evolved from a children's game to one of the world's most popular international sports

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