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14 Apr 2012: Recording Britain at V&A, London, 14 April – 2 December

watercolour painting of a row of cottages, trees before them, rooftops purple, strong red-browns and greens in gardens
Thomas Hennell (1903-1945) Winchcombe Pottery, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. V&A E.1461-1949 CT22428

“This collection of watercolours and drawings presented a fascinating account of the country in the early years of the Second World War when lives, landscapes and precious buildings were under threat , not only from bombs but also from the effects of ‘progress’ and development.” (from the V&A website)