Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire by Myles Birket Foster

The watercolour looks north-west up the Thames showing Henley Bridge with the tower of St Mary’s Church to the left.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour heightened with bodycolour
Dimensions:
15.2 x 19.1 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,062 ( Total: £5,500)
Acquired in:
2010
Vendor:
Guy Peppiatt Fine Art

Foster was a Victorian painter, mainly in watercolour, of landscape and rustic scenes as well as being an illustrator and engraver. This depiction of Henley in the late 19th century will be exhibited in the Thames Gallery at the museum where it will support a range of topics such as trade and transport, settlements and the river as a source of cultural inspiration.

Provenance

J. Noble; private collection by descent; Cheffins Fine Art, Cambridge; Guy Peppiatt.

Venue details

River & Rowing Museum Mill Meadows, HENLEY-ON-THAMES Oxfordshire RG9 1BF 01491 415600 www.rrm.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £11)

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

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