Object Detail


Object Name
painting
Description
'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'.
Accession No
2005.43
Collection
Henley
Associated Date
1889
Associated Period
19th century
Associated Event
Acquisitions Meeting September, 2005
Credit Line
Purchased with donation from David Lunn-Rockliffe
Date
1889

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