Carlisle, Cumbria, England CALMG : 1978.108.131 watercolour

Carlisle Town Hall as it appeared at Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, June 22nd 1897 by Thomas Bushby.

A view of the town hall and market cross viewed from the market square; the streets are decked in bunting and several flags hang outside the town hall. Several figures sit on the steps at the base of the market cross; others wander past, alone or in pairs. Three unattended dogs are depicted in the foreground.

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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