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Watercolour - Soho House Handsworth

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1988V1538
Collection:Topographical Views - Lines Family Collection
Date:1800 - 1850

Maker Information

Artist:Lines Family - View history


The pre-eminent philosophical and scientific society in Birmingham was formed in the 1760s in Birmingham by a remarkable group of men who shared a thirst for discovery and invention. Known as the Lunar Society because they gathered at the full moon, this loose circle of friends met at Soho House, home of the industrialist Matthew Boulton, and at the homes of other members. Here, they exchanged theories, shared scientific findings and conducted experiments. Their achievements greatly advanced scientific knowledge and helped to shape the modern world.

Transferred from Birmingham Reference Library.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Watercolour wash with pencil on paper.
Place of Origin:Birmingham, England

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Height:274 mm
Width:397 mm