• Circa: 1886
• Artist: Possibly Francis Walker (1848 – 1916)
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: Chester, UK
• Picture depicts a street scene in Chester
• Painted near the Old Bowling Green
• View of Chester cathedral in the background
• Atmospheric painting
• Contemporary wooden frame
This is an interesting watercolour with body colour depicting a Chester street scene taken from the old bowling green, viewing Chester cathedral in the distance. The painting is initialed “F.W.” and is dated 1886. The picture is extremely atmospheric and shows the city street life as it was. The predominant colours in the painting are cream, grey and fawn.
This interesting painting has been executed by a professional hand; possibly Francis Walker (1848 – 1916) who was a famous book illustrator and studied at the Royal Dublin Society. He also drew illustrations for the “Illustrated London News”.
This item would look great in a variety of rooms from the hallway, to the living room or bedroom. This truly is a very beautiful item and would certainly grace any home. So don’t miss out your chance to own such a lovely antique item.
Frame Height: 31cm
Frame Length: 37cm
Painting Area Height: 17cm
Painting Area Length: 22cm
This painting is in excellent condition with no wear or damage to the picture itself, the frame, glass or back.
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Ref. Chester Painting 04