Landscape, Morning (Crossing the Stream)

WAG 213


Thomas Creswick (1811 – 1869) was an English landscape painter and illustrator, born in Sheffield. The collection of his works at Sudley House is the largest public holding of his oil paintings. George Holt was a lifelong admirer of Creswick's work. Creswick’s ‘Evening’ had been in the family ever since George Holt’s father bought it from the Liverpool Academy exhibition of 1850. The fact that this painting is the same size and had been owned by another Liverpool collector, John Marsh, before Holt bought it in 1876, suggests that the two works could have been a pair. The present picture, the more picturesque of the two, may be the ‘Morning in Wales’ that Creswick sent to the Liverpool Academy in 1846.