Pier Head

WAG 2439


Victorian and Edwardian artists saw the Pier Head as the bustling hub of the port of Liverpool and an architecturally splendid gateway to the British Empire. Painted in 1950, this view looking down from Pier Head on to the Landing Stage conveys an altogether bleaker impression. Edward Hales Griffith was born in Birkenhead and trained at the Liverpool School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He taught and exhibited in Liverpool for many years. This watercolour was purchased from the "Watercolours, Gouaches and Drawings by Liverpool Artists" exhibition that was held at the Bluecoat Chambers, Liverpool in 1950.