The watercolour looks north-west up the Thames showing Henley Bridge with the tower of St Marys Church to the left.
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire by Myles Birket Foster, 1882
© River & Rowing Museum
- Watercolour heightened with bodycolour
- 15.2 x 19.1 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,062 ( Total: £5,500)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
J. Noble; private collection by descent; Cheffins Fine Art, Cambridge; Guy Peppiatt.