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'Spring, Arnside Knot and Coniston Range of Hills from Warton Crag' - Daniel Alexander Williamson, about 1863

Mountain in distance, among natural colourful scene

  • Oil on canvas
  • 27 cm x 40.6 cm (10 5/8" X 16")
  • Accession number: WAG 784
  • Inserted on verso: Spring, Arnside Knott and Coniston range of hills from Warton Crag DAW (monogram) c1863
  • Walker Art Gallery

Living first at Warton-in-Carnforth and subsequently at Broughton-in-Furness, Williamson painted the local landscape in watercolour and oil. His bright Pre-Raphaelite palette was used in both the Warton Crag pictures to capture the strengths of local colour in very hot weather. The distant view of Coniston Old Man is seen with its encircling hills in the sharp focus of a clear summer day.

Detail of a purple mountain

Read more about the techniques used in this painting.