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

Queen ​Victoria and Prince Albert’s precious watercolour albums

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

Egyptology and expansionism in 19th-century Belgium

Researchers have been looking at historical watercolours to understand the rise of Egyptomania in Belgium

Repainting a pharaoh's tomb

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

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