In Port near Liverpool

Maud Dart, 1927

WAG 10358

About this object

The location of this dock is unknown. The unusual absence of any figures contributes to a sense of peace, reminiscent of Elsie Vacher’s (active in 1910s) etching ‘Shipping from the Liverpool Docks’ (WAG 1166), also in the Walker Art Gallery collection. The pair of three-masted barques are moored near a coal hoist. This scene is possibly from the Garston Docks, which opened in 1853 and had coal hoists along the quayside for unloading coal from the Lancashire mines.
Dart was a Liverpool-born landscape artist who worked in watercolours and prints and exhibited at the Liverpool Autumn Exhibitions.

Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by Vera Dart in 1984, No. 10358

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Maud Dart (British, born:24 April 1887, died:1932)
  • Date
    1927
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper; Etching
  • Measurements
    16.3 x 22.8 cm
  • Physical description
    An etching of a view of two large three-masted barques moored at a Liverpool dock with water on the right. There is a large structure built on the quayside on the left, and transit sheds and smaller vessel can be seen in the background on the right. The location of the dock in the scene is unknown, but the structure on the left may be that of a coal hoist which was used to tip coal directly onto a ship.
  • Related people
    Maud Dart (Artist/maker, previous owner); Vera Miss Dart (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 10358
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by Miss Vera Dart (the artist's sister) in 1984.
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Explore related

Publications

  • Women's Works

    Jane Sellars

    Author: Jane Sellars
    Publisher: National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside
    Date: 1988
    Description: This book was first published to accompany an exhibition of about 70 of the best works by women artists in the Walker Art Gallery, Sudley House and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Vera Miss Dart

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: By descent
    Owned until: 1984
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery
  • Maud Dart

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1932
    Disposal method: By descent

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: In Port near Liverpool
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate; Front; Lower left
  • Inscription text: Maud D Dart
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate; Front; Lower right
Object view = Fine Art
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