If only it was that simple.
The Wainwrights in Colour is based on the seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells by Wainwright but these were used as references for the sketches by Andy. Each of Wainwright’s illustrations was scrutinised and the location estimated. Then in the right weather conditions Andy visited that exact location, took a comparative photograph and then produced his own watercolour sketch from that image, the same system that AW himself employed. This means that all the sketches are of the same viewpoint but as they appear today, all 1500 of them. It is a unique concept, never likely to be repeated.