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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Repainting a pharaoh's tomb

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

The Bristol riots of 1831

In October 1831, major riots broke out in Bristol as people fought for representation and societal reform


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

The woman who transformed scientific illustration

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

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