John Fullwood is an acclaimed 19th-century artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy, The Grosvenor Gallery and the Paris Salon.
10 November 2018 - 24 March 2019
This exhibition uses Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s collections, including many of Fullwood’s drawings and etchings, to tell the story of the town’s redevelopment during the Victorian period. The 1877 Wolverhampton Improvement Act resulted in many changes to the cityscape with new roads laid out and existing buildings demolished. Fullwood, along with John Reid, James Tibbetts and photographer Edwin Hasler recorded the buildings before they were replaced.
Fullwood, John.(1854 – 1901) The Horse Fair, from Remnants of Old Wolverhampton, volume I, 1880
New material from popular local historians Simon Briercliffe and Norm Keech also feature in the show exploring the town’s redevelopment, including the creation of what is now Lichfield Street, and the disappearance of the notorious slum ‘Caribee Island’.