A journey along the coast of northern France, starting with Turner at Calais Pier, and ending in vivid colour on Ushant/Ouessant – in wonderful paintings.
A journey in paintings from Newlyn Harbour in Cornwall, past the Isle of Wight, to end at Dover – the English Channel coast.
The first brush with autumn occurs when the hill and mountain tops change to white, as if dusted by icing sugar – the first thrill for children and skiers.
More newsworthy paintings from Sisley, war artists including Henry Tonks, Edvard Munch, and court artists.
Wonderful paintings of the last years of sail, from Aivazovsky, Clarkson Stanfield, William McTaggart, Seurat, Signac, and others.
JMW Turner and John Martin painted apocalyptic visions, but others like JC Dahl and O Achenbach opted for the less spectacular.
Until 1867, Cornwall was days away from London, but its coast was painted by De Wint, JMW Turner, and Samuel Palmer.
A sailor for over 7 years, he knew the sea. He then became a highly successful painter of scenery and panoramas. See his superb painting of St Michael’s Mount.