Collection of Hugh Thomson by Hugh Thomson

A collection of 514 watercolours and drawings including original drawings for book illustrations.


Details

Medium:
Watercolours; pen & ink; pencil
Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £134,020)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
J & J Gamble Emerald Isle Books

Among others, Thomson was commissioned to illustrate works by William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and 10 volumes of the Highways and Byways series (work from the Highway and Byways in North Wales illustrated). Thomson is considered to be one of the top book illustrators of the time.

Provenance

By descent in the artist's family; J & J Gamble Emeral Isle Books, 1970s.

Venue details

Coleraine Museum Cloonavin, 66 Portstewart Road, COLERAINE County Londonderry BT52 1EY 028 7034 7239 www.colerainebc.gov.uk

Entry details

Free to all

During temporary exhibitions
Tue – Sat, 11am – 4pm
Closed on public holidays

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