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

Detail of purple heather and yellow broom


The rich purple and yellows used to paint heather and broom have the same acid sharpness as many of Hunt's pictures. In both paintings, there is a tendency for the paint to be more thickly applied than that of other London or Liverpool Pre-Raphaelites.


Born in Liverpool, Daniel Alexander Williamson (1823-1903) came from a family of artists. He lived and studied in London from 1849-60, was in Warton-in-Carnforth from 1861 until 1864 and eventually settled at Broughton-in-Furness in 1864.