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Going to Market

John Ingle Lee, 1860-06

WAG 601

About this object

The young Lee may have been influenced in his subject matter by Rosa Bonheur’s (1822 - 1899) painting 'Landais
Peasants Going to Market' which had been exhibited in Liverpool in 1859. The proportions in 'Going to Market' are odd and the perspective quirky, indicating Lee's inexperience and incomplete training. The rather large heads are characteristic of the very few paintings known from his short career. The painting is probably 'The Young Carriers' which was exhibited at the Liverpool Academy in 1860.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    John Ingle Lee (British, born:1839, died:1882)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Oil paint; Canvas
  • Measurements
    canvas/support: 46.2 cm x 37 cm
  • Physical description
    Two figures; a girl on a donkey carrying a basket in the centre and a boy walking beside her on the right carrying a sack over his shoulder. They are making their way through grassy countryside. There is another donkey in the background on the left with trees and mountain beyond.
  • Related people
    John Elliot (Previous owner) ; John Ingle Lee (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 601
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by John Elliot in 1917
  • Location
    Walker Art Gallery, Room 06
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Previous owners

  • John Elliot

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Owned by 1908
    Owned until: 1917-05
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: June JIL 1860 (initials in monogram)
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
Object view = Fine Art
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