St Ives, Cambridgeshire

WAG 7384


David Thomson Muirhead initially trained as an architect before turning to painting. In 1894 he moved to London and studied at the Westminster School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He was a member of the New English Art Club and through this was friendly with Ambrose McEvoy and Philip Wilson Steer, both represented in the Walker's collection. As demonstrated in this watercolour, Muirhead favoured flat river landscapes. He particular liked sketching along the Thames, the Wye and the Medway, and the Essex marshes and estuaries. However, like many fellow members of the NEAC he resisted being typecast, and he painted interiors as well as landscapes.