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.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76 x 127 cm
Art Fund grant:
£300 ( Total: £750)
Acquired in:
1969
Vendor:
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 www.hepworthwakefield.org

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Closed Mon, except bank and local school holidays
Third Thu of each month, 10am – 9pm

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