Louise Rayner's teachers included David Roberts and Frank Stone, and Roberts strongly influenced her taste for ambitious architectural compositions.

Her early work tends to be her best, although she remained a skilful architectural draughtsman and never lost her eye for picturesque detail. She lived in Chester from 1871 to 1886, and the Grosvenor Museum built up a large collection of her work, mostly views of the city of considerable topographical interest.

Grosvenor Museum

27 Grosvenor Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DD
01244 972 197

Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10.30am – 5pm
Sun,1pm – 4pm

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