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Subject: Exhibition on 19th century papermaking and watercolor painting

Exhibition on 19th century papermaking and watercolor painting

From: Theresa Fairbanks Harris <ycba.conservation>
Date: Friday, February 24, 2006
Interconnection of Papermaking and Watercolor Painting in
    Eighteenth-Century England
The Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06520

The Yale Center for British Art presents an exhibition that explores
how advances in the technology of papermaking affected the
development of watercolor painting in eighteenth-century England.
Mr. Whatman's Mill: Papermaking and the Art of Watercolor in
Eighteenth-Century Britain will be on view February 22-June 4, 2006
and will feature a number of extraordinary works from the Center's
holdings, including watercolors by Paul Sandby, J. M. W. Turner,
Thomas Gainsborough, and other prominent artists, as well as
selected rare books, prints, photographs, and videos.

At the heart of the exhibition will be A View of Vinters at Boxley,
Kent, with Mr. Whatman's Turkey Paper Mills by Paul Sandby, one of
Britain's foremost watercolor painters. The painting documents the
important role of the Whatmans and Turkey Mill in the history of
papermaking and the development of watercolor painting.

Organized by Yale Center for British Art Chief Conservator Theresa
Fairbanks Harris and Scott Wilcox, Curator of Prints and Drawings at
the Center, the exhibition includes approximately thirty watercolors
and prints, along with forty works pertaining to the history of
papermaking in eighteenth- and early-nineteenth century England.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the YCBA is holding a symposium
on the early development of papermaking, particularly in Britain. It
will be held April 1, 2006, 9:30am-5:30pm.  The symposium is free
and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. To
register please contact

    Serena Guerrette
    (203) 432-7192
    serena.guerrette [at] yale__edu

Theresa Fairbanks Harris
Chief Conservator
Yale Center for British Art
Fax: 203-432-3802

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:40
                   Distributed: Sunday, March 5, 2006
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Received on Friday, 24 February, 2006

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