Carlisle, Cumbria, England CALMG : 1971.87.4 watercolour

Moonrise, Carlisle Cathedral 1897 by Thomas Bushby.

A view of Carlisle Cathedral and its walled grounds from Castle Street; several children are caught in the lamplight as they gather at the street corner to right of composition. A full moon gleams through the thin clouds above the cathedral which stands in centre of composition.

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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