A View of the Mersey Estuary at Waterloo
The French artist Loppé was best known for his views of the Alps. He was a mountain climber and a member of the London-based Alpine Club. He also became a talented photographer. Loppé’s Liverpool connection came from his marriage to the Liverpool-based Elizabeth Eccles in 1879, whom he met through her brother James, a fellow ‘Alpiniste’. An entry in the artist's diary for Friday 1 April 1887 records that he arrived at 2.30 (pm, presumably) at Waterloo and began a study on the sands, and left at 6.15 to meet his wife Besie at the station; they went to see her old nurse/nanny, Maggie, and returned to Liverpool at 9.30.