Railway in the landscape, 1862Walter Fryer Stocks £750.00
Railway in the landscape, 1862Walter Fryer Stocks
Original nineteenth century watercolour by Walter Fryer Stocks (1842-1915) showing a contemporary steam hauled passenger train traversing the English countryside, with holidaymakers depicted in the foreground, dated 1862. Stocks was a noted watercolourist and associate of the Pre-Raphaelite artists Simeon Solomon and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He exhibited extensively during his lifetime. Examples of his work can be found today in the Princeton University Art Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. This location of this early depiction of the railway in the landscape is yet to be established, but Stocks is known for his paintings of Staffordshire, Devon, Lancashire and the home counties. Mounted. A higher resolution file is available for viewing on request.