John Crome, a quiet innovator and founder of the Norwich School, Frederick Sandys, Thomas Girtin and others in Norfolk and Lincoln.
A river cruise starting with JMW Turner at Maidenhead in the Berkshire countryside, and ending with Whistler at Battersea Bridge.
Fishing with rod and line plays a significant part in the myth of Daedalus, and adds calm and timelessness to many landscapes.
A journey in paintings from Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall, past the Isle of Wight, to end at Dover – the English Channel coast.
More paintings by great artists who preceded JMW Turner, including James Ward, Thomas Girtin, Philip de Loutherbourg, John Crome, John Sell Cotman and John Constable.
From the brilliant pioneer animal painter Paulus Potter to the short and intense star of Amedeo Modigliani, King Death shortened the art of far too many painters.
The way that distant hills fade in contrast, detail and colour, and how their hue shifts towards cooler colours. From Antonello (1475) to Thomas Girtin.
Innovation moved to the countryside around Rome, with Joseph Vernet, and Valenciennes, who prescribed skying in his textbook on landscape painting.
From Dürer in about 1500, through van Ruisdael, Hobbema, Vernet, Girtin, to Constable watermills were popular in landscape art.
Paintings of windmills from Hieronymus Bosch, Rembrandt, Jacob van Ruisdael, Thomas Girtin, and others.