Carlisle, Cumbria, England CALMG : 1989.56 watercolour

Haymaking at Upperby, Carlisle 1898 by Thomas Bushby.

A field on a fine day; in foreground two children and a dog sit amongst mown hay. To left of the composition two labourers load hay onto a cart; to the right, it is raked into small stacks. In middle distance the rooftops of a nearby village are glimpsed with rolling countryside and distant hills beyond.

An important local artist, Bushby is best known for his watercolour studies of his adopted city, moving here from London to take up a position as designer at the Carlisle box-making firm Hudson Scott and Sons in 1884.

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