Leeds was the world centre of the woollen trade when this panoramic view of the city and its environs was painted.
View of Leeds from Beeston Hill by Nathan Theodore Fielding, 17981800
© Leeds City Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 70 x 130 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £6,750 ( Total: £27,000)
- Acquired in:
- Lane Fine Art
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.
Not established but probably a Leeds cloth merchant family.
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