Tiverton Man, National Treasure

15 Oct


Richard Cosway has been the life passion of one man, “born and breed in Devon”, who generously gave his collection to Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life.

The exhibition is beautifully curated, with careful attention to detail. At the private view we were serenaded by music, played by a local school, who had learnt music contemporary to the art.

It was fantastic to see these fine prints in a local museum and great to hear from the man who spent this life collecting the pieces.

Photos from the private view >>


Best of all the exhibition was co-curated by fellow Youth Ambassador, Ann Draisy, who has been at Tiverton Museum for the past six months. She’d written every label, selected every print and even kept a rare miniature by Cosway at her house overnight for safekeeping!


Local art can conjure images of villages halls, fake flowers and 65 painting of the sea/flowers/sheep. This exhibition shows that Devon can do local art well, and without a sea painting in sight! So if you’re a fan of 19th Century art then get to Tiverton quick – its only up until 20 November 2010.


One Response to “Tiverton Man, National Treasure”


  1. Ann: Co-curator extraordinare | Claire @ Newton Abbot - October 15, 2010

    […] written a longer account here >> Tiverton Man, National Treasure This entry was posted in Other Youth Ambassador Projects and tagged Ann, Richard Cosway, […]

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