Morecambe Bay from Warton Crag

Daniel Alexander Williamson1862

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The intensely glowing colour, the detailed depiction of the sheep and the limestone rocks are similar to 'Strayed Sheep' (Tate Gallery), painted in 1852 by William Holman Hunt.

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  • Title: Morecambe Bay from Warton Crag
  • Creator: Daniel Alexander Williamson
  • Date Created: 1862
  • tag / style: Pre-Raphaelite; landscape; sheep; Morecambe; Warton Crag; bay; sea
  • View of Morecambe BayView from Warton Crag: Morecambe Bay from Warton Crag
  • Physical Dimensions: w335 x h251 cm (Without frame)
  • Artwork History: This painting was once owned by the important collector James Smith of Blundellsands. He bequeathed it to the Walker Art Gallery.
  • Artist biographical information: Born in Liverpool, Daniel Alexander Williamson came from a family of artists. He lived and studied in London from 1849-60, was in Warton-in-Carnforth from 1861 until 1864 and eventually settled in Broughton-in-Furness in 1864.
  • Additional artwork information: Williamson’s work showed the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites for a period in the 1860s and has an intense and brilliant colour and minute, though impasto technique. In later years Williamson’s style changed completely and he made impressionistic, misty watercolours. Williamson exhibited at the Liverpool Academy 1848-67, the Royal Academy 1853-58, and occasionally in the Liverpool Autumn Exhibitions between 1871-79 and 1892-95. To learn more about the Liverpool Academy and Pre-Raphaelitism, please follow this link: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/online/pre-raphaelites/liverpool_academy.aspx
  • Type: Oil on canvas
  • Rights: Bequeathed by James Smith of Blundellsands in 1923