Jackson’s Bridge, Cumberland

  • About the work
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Frederick Waters Watts lived on the High Street in Lambeth, London, before moving to Hampstead in around 1821, where he remained for the next ten years. He then lived in Camden Town and returned to Hampstead, to live at Haverstock Terrace, in about 1838. Watts was a prolific artist who exhibited widely, including 76 works at the Royal Academy, 108 at the British Institute and 65 at the Society of British Artists. He presumably married as he had a least one child, a son named Frederick Hask Watts. In 1868, shortly after the artist’s death, ‘The Times’ reported that his son had died at the age of 31 on board a P. and O. steamer returning from Bombay.
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    Jackson’s Bridge, Cumberland
    Oil on canvas
    height: 100.50 cm, width: 137.00 cm
    Purchased from Gooden & Fox, December 1955
    none visible
    Collection of ‘S. Court’; from whom purchased by Gooden & Fox, London, in April 1952; from whom purchased by the Ministry of Works in December 1955
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