Wonderful Watercolours: views of Coventry and Warwickshire
Showcasing the Herbert's fine collection of watercolours, this exhibition will display over 100 views of Coventry and Warwickshire creating a visual record of over two centuries.
Featuring well known artists including Paul Sandby, David Cox and Thomas Girtin, and local favourites HE Cox and Sydney Bunney, the paintings range in date from the 1770s to the 1990s.
Alongside familiar scenes, such as Kenilworth Castle and Warwick Castle, there are views of picturesque villages and a reminder of the glories of old Coventry in views of the city's medieval gates, buildings and streets.
Also included in the exhibition will be an album of views of Coventry painted in 1819 by William Brooke. Many of these superb works show streets and buildings which have now vanished. The album has just been purchased by the Herbert following a successful fundraising appeal.
The displays will also feature items from the Herbert's archaeology, history and archive collections, which are linked to some of the locations shown in the paintings.
There is a series of events linked to this exhibition, for details please go to http://www.theherbert.org/