From Bristol to the Sea: Artists, the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbour

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Francis Greenacre

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This superbly illustrated book is a celebration of how artists have responded to the finest approach to an inland harbour in the world. t illustrates both Bristol's rich maritime heritage and the unsurpassed collection of paintings, watercolours and drawings in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. The journey from the heart of the old city to the Bristol Channel is chronological as well as topographical, spanning three hundred years from 1671 to 1995. At the book's core is the famous Bristol School of Artists of the 1820s, particularly Francis Danby and Samuel Jackson. Bristol's outstanding marine painters, Nicholas Pocock and Joseph Walter, are well represented and the book concludes with Bristol's world-famous contemporary artist, Richard Long. Visiting artists are included, from an anonymous itinerant artist of the early eighteenth century, to J M W Turner, John Sell Cotman and the twentieth-century watercolours of John and Paul Nash. 210mm x 240mm 160 pages with over 130 colour and mono illustrations ISBN 1 904537 39 1 Hardback

Francis Greenacre
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