John S Newton

Pottergate, Richmond, Yorkshire

Details

Artist

John S Newton

Title

Pottergate, Richmond, Yorkshire

Date

1847

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H: 73.2 x W: 86.8 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0059.F

Collection

British Folk Art

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English. John S. Newton was only nineteen when he painted this picture. The sign over the door of the red-brick building advertises his father’s business: “Newton, Painter, gilder, paper hanger”. Local figures animate the view, including Jackie Patterson, the cleaner of the local privies, who is seen on the left with two donkeys. In the foreground carrying a parcel is Harry Pickall, private postman to local landowner, the Marquis of Zetland.

John S Newton Pottergate, Richmond, Yorkshire 1847 © Compton Verney

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