William H Brooke

Help save fantastic paintings of Coventry

A set of fantastic watercolours of Coventry painted in 1819-20 has been discovered – but the public’s help is needed to secure it for the city.
Coventry’s Conservation Officer George Demidowicz spotted the album of works by William H Brooke on an auction house’s list of items for sale. He persuaded The Herbert that they should be bought for the city, and the gallery has now launched a £12,000 public appeal to buy them and make them ready for display.
The album is dated 1819, and includes about 80 watercolours and lots of line drawings of familiar and unfamiliar sites in the city centre. (more…)