Information about Britain - brief quotes, anecdotes, little known architectural facts, and comments about landscapes are charmingly illustrated with rarely exhibited watercolours, prints and drawings from the collections in the British Museum. A lovely gift book or souvenir, it is full of surprises.
Fascinating insights into various aspects of Britain, including little-known facts about its landscapes and architecture, its inhabitants and their activities, and the artists who have documented its rich history. Illustrations include works by artists such as John Constable, John Sell Cotman, Thomas Girtin, Samuel Palmer, John William North, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Paul and Thomas Sandby, George Scharf, William Bell Scott and J.M.W. Turner.