A View of the English Bridge, Shrewsbury Shrews by Edward Dayes

Edward Dayes is amongst the best known English topographical painters of the late 18th century.


Oil on canvas
94 x 130 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,500 ( Total: £18,000)
Acquired in:
Lane Fine Art

He worked principally in watercolour, and his oil paintings are very rare. He was an indefatigable traveller in search of the 'picturesque' and visited many counties of England delineating the landscape. He is perhaps best known for being the teacher of Girtin and for his influence on the young Turner in whom he fired an interest in landscape painting.


Lane Fine Art.

Venue details

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery The Square, SHREWSBURY Shropshire SY1 1QH 01743 258885 www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/

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