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Samson Fox and Leeds Forge: From the Banks of the Aire to the Cote d’Azure

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Discover the immense influence of Samson Fox, who made his fortune through pioneering products manufactured by Leeds Forge.
Subtle neutral wood frame. Inside the frame there is a Cotman's painting of the Refectory of Walsingham Priory in Norfolk. It was painted with oils using a lot of white, brown and blue colours.

Framing a Watercolour

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Explore the different framing trends for watercolour paintings through the John Sell Cotman exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.
Kitson Archive volunteers, Karen and Linda.

The ‘Cotmania’ Archive: From Leeds to the Web

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On John Sell Cotman's 235th birthday, volunteer Karen Mackie explores how Cotman's work was obsessively researched by Sydney Kitson, who meticulously recorded his findings in a collection of journals known as 'Cotmania'.
Grimshaw's painting of a lake scene with a fairy image glowing against a pink and brown colour scheme

‘Iris’ (1886) by John Atkinson Grimshaw

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Local historian Eveleigh Bradford explores one of Atkinson Grimshaw's most entrancing paintings