A View from Haughmond Hill, looking over the Town of Shrewsbury & A View from Broom Hall looking East from the Centre of Shrewsbury by John Bowen

The first large painting shows a view from Haughmond HilI including Queen Eleanor's Bower in the foreground.


Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
1) 299.7 x 411.4 cm & 2) 299.7 x 365.7 cm
Art Fund grant:
£16,330 ( Total: £50,000)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Gavin Graham Gallery

The village of Uffington is seen to the right and the town of Shrewsbury can be seen beyond the River Severn, with Broom Hall clearly visible on the town walls. In the background is Long Mountain and Breidden Hill. The other painting depicts a view from Broom Hall including a view of Council House Chambers and the Terrace leading down to the River Severn in the foreground. In the middle distance we can see Shrewsbury Abbey, the White Hall, and the Stone Bridge.

Provenance

The Kynaston family, Hardwick Hall, Ellesmere.

Venue details

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

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (£4 standard entry)

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