'Evening: The West still glimmers with some streaks of day', Thomas Creswick

Rural landscape with bridge

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A historic photograph of the drawing room at Sudley taken in 1886 shows this picture in its present position over the mantelpiece and the painting by Calderon to its right. (To the left, in the space now occupied by the modern doorway, hung a classical landscape by Augustus Wall Callcott.)

Creswick’s painting was a family heirloom, having been purchased by George Holt’s father in 1850. The quotation in the title, which comes from Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’, seems curiously inappropriate for the light in the picture.

Artwork Details

Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Date: 1811 - 1869
Accession No: WAG 215