Title: Spring, Arnside Knot and Coniston range of hills from Warton Crag
Date: around 1863
Artist: Daniel Alexander Williamson
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Materials: Oil; Canvas
Information: 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.
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.
Accession no: WAG 784
Credit line: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith of Blundellsands in 1923
Location: Walker Art Gallery, on display