From the late 18th century, watercolour in Britain has had a distinctive identity and history. This exhibition showcases the range and diversity of the National Collection of British Watercolours, which is housed at the V&A. From personal sketches inspired by nature, to expressive virtuoso exhibition pieces, from colourful literary illustrations, to imaginative expressions of a more private vision, the 100 watercolours chosen for exhibition explore the many ways in which British artists have employed this versatile medium.