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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An eye witness account of the war in Crimea, 1853-1856

Henry Hugh Clifford's painted and written accounts offer a shocking glimpse of the harsh realities of war


Old watercolours reveal how dramatically the world's glaciers have shrunk over time

Repainting a pharaoh's tomb

How 19th-century watercolours became the key to reconstructing an ancient Egyptian burial chamber

Sailing on the Sobraon

The Sobraon was the largest composite ship ever made, sailing for 25 years between England and Australia until the modern age caught up with her

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