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 world of watercolour

Historian and watercolour expert Huon Mallalieu introduces The Watercolour World project

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

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