Framed watercolour by Lucy Cooper, Henley August 1885.
A view across the river to a three story building with stairs leading down to the front entry in the center. On the centre left is the stone wall entry onto Henley Bridge.
'Henley from above the town' by Lucy Cooper
A gilt framed watercolour, window mounted in cream card.
This picture shows a view down onto the rooftops and the church tower of Henley from across trees and fields. There is a large tree in the left foreground and hills in the distance.
'Webb's Wharf Henley on Thames' 1889
Framed watercolour attributed to Janet Cooper, but may be the work of her older sister Lucy - a well known painter of local scenes. It depicts 'Robert Webb and Son Timber Merchants' in the business's last days before the area was redeveloped in the 1890s. A tree trunk is being off-loaded from a barge onto a horse-drawn cart, using a single swinging derrick mounted on the wharf. A note written on the painting's backing paper, which may be contemporary, states that the picture shows 'Wharf House, Magdalen House & Manor Garden, neighbour to Phyllis Court'.
An unmounted watercolour of a typical Henley Regatta scene on the river.
Part of the Thomas E. Weil Collection. Thomas E Weil is a very knowledgeable and respected collector of rowing memorabilia from all over the world. His extensive collection includes material from many years of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, and Henley Royal Regatta. He also lectures and writes on rowing history and is a Trustee of the River and Rowing Museum.