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Galway Peasants

Watercolour
1857 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Topham had trained as an engraver before becoming a watercolour painter. He travelled and sketched in Ireland and Spain, where he died. He specialised in figure subjects, frequently depicting peasants in picturesque costume.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Watercolour by Francis William Topham entitled 'Galway Peasants'. Ireland, 1857.
Physical Description
Watercolour of a girl carrying a smaller child in a landscape.
Dimensions
  • Height: 39cm
  • Width: 31.2cm
Style
Credit line
Given by Mrs R. Ellison
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
Topham had trained as an engraver before becoming a watercolour painter. He travelled and sketched in Ireland and Spain, where he died. He specialised in figure subjects, frequently depicting peasants in picturesque costume.
Collection
Accession Number
FA.545

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record createdMarch 28, 2003
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