The River Teme at Ludlow
Philip Wilson Steer received some of his art education in France and was a founder-member of the New England Art Club. He was therefore influenced by French artists, as can be seen here in the loose, impressionistic style. Ludlow is a market town in Shropshire, close to the Welsh border. There has been a little debate about the date of this work. It dates from either 1899 or 1906 when Steer travelled to Ludlow. The style of watercolour has more in common with Steer's work after 1902, when he began to develop his style.