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GO! EXHIBITIONS: FINE WATERCOLOUR TREAT IS IN STORE.

Byline: Lucy Bell

Watercolours from the Herbert, Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, until Nov 4

THIS little treat of an exhibition is described as a selection of fine watercolours held at the Herbert art gallery for the people of Coventry.

There's a wealth of wonderful pictures and if there are more in store, it would be great to see them.

Those on show date from the 18th century to the 20th and include Warwickshire castles and landmarks, the countryside as it used to be, changing Coventry and people and places.

Some of my favourites were the three pictures by JMW Turner - including the dark and atmospheric Lime Kiln by Moonlight - W C Temple's humorous painting of Passengers of a Heavy Coach dining at Coventry 1800, and Kenilworth Castle by Henry Moore.

There are many Coventry scenes over the years. The old city can be seen in Butcher Row painted in 1850 by Augustus Edward Gifford and The Cobbler, painted about 1890, showing the inside of an old Coventry workshop.

The changing city can be seen in the work of Sydney John Bunney with his picture of the building of the Council House in 1913 - and Trinity Street in the Making in 1937, as well as the more modern vision by David Eccles of the Cathedral Lanes development.

You'll also find watercolours of Baddesley Clinton, of Lillington (by Thomas Baker of Leamington 1809-1864), of Kenilworth and Warwick Castles, Whitefriars, Coombe Abbey and Coventry Colliery (by talented Arthur Lockwood, born in 1934).

In the People section, don't miss Boys Fishing by George Smith and Beggar Girl in Blue by Henry Lamb (1883-1960).

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WONDERFUL PICTURES: Detail of Stratford 1888 by William Holman Hunt (1827-1910)
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 3, 2001
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