A Wayside Inn

John Varley,

WAG 1006

About this object

This is probably a very early example of Varley's work. Half-timbered buildings were one of his specialities and they appear frequently in his early watercolours.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    John Varley (British: English, born:1778-08-17, died:1842-11-17)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 33.7 cm x 45.6 cm
  • Physical description
    Watercolour view of a house on raised ground. There are two figures on the house's porch and a third in the window on the top floor. A fourth figure is walking up the steps on the front of the house. A horse and sheep are on the grass in front of the building.
  • Related people
    Eliza Jane Brocklehurst (Previous owner) ; John Varley (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1006
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by Mrs Eliza Brockhurst in 1923
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • Eliza Jane Brocklehurst

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1923
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery
Object view = Fine Art
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