Exhibition of the Society of Painters in Watercolours of which he was a founder member.
He was born in Pickering, North Yorkshire in 1753 and for some fifty years painted portraits and scenes mainly in the northern counties. After moving
his family to London, he became a fashionable drawing master and an early innovator in the newly discovered medium of “lithography”- the art of making prints from drawings on stone.This exhibition of historic fine art brings many of his watercolours, prints and drawings to North Yorkshire for the first time including rare watercolour drawings of the Lake District with kind permission of The Wordsworth Trust.
Guest Curator: Professor Gordon Bell