A Grey Day
Daniel Alexander Williamson 1823-1903
Watercolour, dated 1865
Accession number WAG 85
Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith, 1923
Williamson was a Liverpool follower of the Pre-Raphaelites. In the 1860s he lived in North Lancashire, first at Carnforth and then at Broughton in Furness, on the fringes of the Lake District. The exact location of this view is not known.
By the date of this watercolour he was beginning to broaden his style. However, in the foreground he retained the glowing translucency of colour applied over a white ground, a characteristic of Pre-Raphaelite technique.