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Going to Market

Title: Going to Market
Date: June 1860
Artist: John Lee
Date of birth:
Nationality: British
Date of death:
Materials: Oil; Canvas
Information: Nothing is known about the genesis of this picture, exhibited in 1860 at the Liverpool Academy under the title 'The Young Carriers'. The fresh mountainous landscape and the children are possibly both intended to be Welsh.

Lee used minute stippled strokes of pure colour on a white ground, and his strident greens, pinks and mauves recall the palette of Holman Hunt.

The proportions are odd and the perspective quirky - indicating inexperience - and the rather large heads are characteristic of the very few paintings now known from his short career.
Accession no: WAG 601
Credit line: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by John Elliot in 1917
Location: Item not currently on display