Talbot Woods, Bournemouth: English Countryside


This watercolour of Bournemouth was copied by Des from a travel book, one of a series called”Beautiful England“. This ‘was the title of a series of short, illustrated travel/guide books first published in Britain by Blackie & Son around 1910 and continuing in print until the 1950s. Each title featured a particular region, town or city in England and was illustrated by watercolour landscape painter, E. W. Haslehust.’ We presume that Des found a copy in the Changi ‘library’.