Declared sublime, and named after the throat, they’re painted from the mid-18th century. Works by Wolf, Turner, Ward, German Romantics and more.
From cave paintings 36,000 years ago, through Paulus Potter in the Dutch Golden Age, to Oudry’s fables and racehorses of the early 19th century.
Once the mark of rural poverty, thatched roofs were common throughout the countryside of Europe. Here are some up to the 1890s.
Paintings by Richard Wilson, John Sell Cotman, James Ward, Samuel Palmer, Hans Gude and others showing the landscapes of Wales.
Staffage – people, animals, birds, carts and ships – make a big difference to many landscape paintings. Have you met the Wanderer too?
Miniature landscape views embedded in more conventional paintings were not uncommon during the Renaissance, before landscape was established as a genre.
Farmyards crowded with people and their animals, from Paulus Potter to some less well-known Impressionists such as Henri Rouart.
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.
Superb paintings by Bruegel, Samuel Palmer, Daubigny, Jules Breton, Anna Ancher, Félix Vallotton, and others.
From Dürer in about 1500, through van Ruisdael, Hobbema, Vernet, Girtin, to Constable watermills were popular in landscape art.