A Grey Day

Daniel Alexander Williamson 1823-1903

Watercolour, dated 1865

Accession number WAG 85

'A Grey Day', Daniel Alexander Williamson

Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith, 1923

Williamson was a Liverpool follower of the Pre-Raphaelites. In the 1860s he lived in North Lancashire, first at Carnforth and then at Broughton in Furness, on the fringes of the Lake District. The exact location of this view is not known.

By the date of this watercolour he was beginning to broaden his style. However, in the foreground he retained the glowing translucency of colour applied over a white ground, a characteristic of Pre-Raphaelite technique.