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Morecambe Bay from Warton Crag

Daniel Alexander Williamson, 1862

WAG 781

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Pre-Raphaelites collection

About this object

Williamson exhibited regularly at the Liverpool Academy and was a close friend of the Liverpool-based artist William Lindsay Windus (1822-1907). He painted in a Pre-Raphaelite style for some of the 1860s.

The brilliant colouring and detailed depiction of the sheep in ‘Morecambe Bay from Warton Crag’ were probably inspired by the work of Pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt (1827-1910). This painting may have been directly influenced by Hunt's picture 'Strayed Sheep' (now in Tate gallery).

In later years Williamson's style changed completely and he made impressionistic, misty watercolours.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Daniel Alexander Williamson (British: English, born:24 September 1823, died:12 February 1903)
  • Date
    1862
  • Materials
    Oil; Board
  • Measurements
    canvas/support: 25.1 cm x 33.5 cm x 6 cm; frame 47.6 x 56 cm
  • Physical description
    A landscape with a grey rocky outcrop and sheep in the foreground, with pine trees and sea beyond.
  • Related people
    John Miller (Previous owner); James Smith (Previous owner); A J Squarey (Previous owner); Daniel Alexander Williamson (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 781
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith of Blundellsands in 1923
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • James Smith

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1923
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery in 1923
  • A J Squarey

    Owned from: 1862
    How acquired: From the artist through John Miller
    Owned until: 1897
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • John Miller

    Owned from: 1862
    How acquired: From the artist for A J Squarey
    Owned until: 1862
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Warton near Lancaster / Property of A J Squarey
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: Morecambe Bay / from / Warton Crag / DAW / 1862
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note: DAW in monogram
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: Morcombe Bay from Warton Crag / Painted by Dav. A Williamson 1862 / Bought by me in the same year from the artist, through Mr John Miller of Liverpool. A J Sqarey Feby. 28 1897
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: Williamson Warton Crag & Warton Bay. 42.
    Inscription method: Label
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back

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