The mill pool, Hemingford Grey

Ernest Waterlow1902-1904

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Ernest Waterlow spent the summer of 1902 on the River Great Ouse in Cambridgeshire exploring the tranquil scenery of this English region with its fertile meadows, quaint old houses and ancient water mills. The subject of this watercolour, Hemingford Mill, was demolished in the 1950s. Waterlow exhibited an oil version of the scene at the Royal Academy in 1902, showing the mill at a longer range across the light-dappled water. It was common for artists to work up versions of the same subject in oil and watercolour for two distinct and profitable markets.

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  • Title: The mill pool, Hemingford Grey
  • Creator: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow
  • Date Created: 1902-1904
  • Physical Dimensions: 71.0 x 114.0 cm image (sheet larger as wrapped around a wooden strainer); 116.5 x 148.5 x 6.0 cm frame
  • Provenance: Sir Ernest Albert Waterlow, Purchased by the AGNSW from the artist 1906. Purchased from the 1906–07 New Zealand International Exhibition, Christchurch. Received 1907
  • Type: Watercolour
  • Rights: Purchased 1906
  • External Link: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/1104/
  • Medium: watercolour and scraping out over traces of pencil
  • Signature & Date: Signed l.l., "E A Waterlow [underlined]". Not dated.
  • Object Other Titles: The mill pool; The mill pool - Hemingford Grey
  • Artist Country: England