Leeds was the world centre of the woollen trade when this panoramic view of the city and its environs was painted.

It provides a record of Leeds in the late 1790s, at an early stage in its development from rural to manufacturing centre, and just before its Georgian architecture was overwhelmed by massive rebuilding and industrial expansion in the early nineteenth century.

Provenance

Not established but probably a Leeds cloth merchant family.


Leeds City Museum

Millennium Square, Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH
0113 3785001
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Opening times

Tue - Fri, 10am – 5pm

Sat, Sun, 11am – 5pm

Closed Mon (except Bank Holiday Mon, 11am – 5pm)

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