Old Father Thames

The River in Art Canaletto to J.M.W Turner, Whistler to Monet.

For centuries, the river has been at the heart of London life and it is no surprise that artists from Canaletto to Whistler, from J.M.W Turner to Monet have felt compelled to represent it in all its moods and activities. We will explore how these great names together with lesser known artists such as Samuel Scott, J. Atkinson Grimshaw and Andre Derain have portrayed the world’s most historic thoroughfare.