View of Wakefield by John Inigo Richards

The view, painted from rising ground to the south-east, stretches over the river Calder towards the town.


Oil on canvas
76 x 127 cm
Art Fund grant:
£300 ( Total: £750)
Acquired in:
Hammersley Gallery

In the foreground a man and his dog stand looking towards the town while cattle and sheep graze peacefully. Near the centre of the painting is the parish church, now the cathedral, surrounded by the brick Georgian buildings characteristic of I8th century Wakefield. Beyond the town we can see the low hills of the Alverthorpe valley. Wakefield Art Gallery is currently closed and will open in 2011 as The Hepworth Wakefield.

Venue details

The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery Walk, Wakefield West Yorkshire WF1 5AW 01924 247360

Entry details

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