Lancaster from the Aqueduct

Title: Lancaster from the Aqueduct
Date: 1825 about
Artist(s): Joseph Mallord William Turner (British: English, born:1775-05-23 probably, died:1851-12-19)
Materials: Watercolour; Gum arabic; Paper; Scratching out
Information: This watercolour was one of the first made by Turner for the ambitious print series 'Picturesque Views in England and Wales'. It ended in 1838 when the project ran out of money. Ninety-six of the intended 120 views had been published.

This series of topographical views reveals a lot about daily life in Britain at the time. The images illustrate the changes in the regions during the industrial revolution. In this view the resting canal and barge workers in the foreground are contrasted with the farm hands working in the fields behind them.
Accession no: LL 3774
Credit line: Purchased by William Hesketh Lever in 1907
Location: ON LOAN, loan out