Carlisle, Cumbria, England CALMG : 1968.11.7.1 watercolour

Carlisle from Weaver's Bank 1895 by Thomas Bushby.

Late autumn; to the right of foreground stands a tree, a few brown leaves still clinging to its branches. Sheep are grazing on a patch of grass beyond which stand rows of terraced houses, smoke issuing from their chimneys. The cathedral rises above them in the distance.

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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