Cheering Words

WAG 6975


Little is known about the artist Arthur L Bambridge. He exhibited his work for a brief period between 1891 and 1895. He only exhibited in Liverpool once, in 1891, at the Autumn exhibition held that year at the Walker Art Gallery. His entry, 'Cheering Words', was an oil painting (cat. no. 851) and it was selected by the organisers for inclusion as a reproduction in the accompanying exhibition catalogue, appearing on p.96. This drawing is a 'sketch' of the original oil painting which the artist supplied to W Wolfenden, a Liverpool blockmaker who was responsible for printing the catalogue illustrations. The Walker acquired this drawing, along with others, from Wolfenden's descendent in 1969. It is likely that artists never collected these drawings from Wolfenden once he had finished with them.