Arthur Simpson

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These delightful watercolours depict the rural landscapes around Thornaby-on-Tees, Yarm and Eaglescliffe on the North Yorkshire/County Durham border, and across to the coast at Whitby. The work of Teesside artist Arthur Simpson, these pictures are quite clearly the work of a local man, sensitively capturing vernacular detail – hidden farm buildings, intimate garden views and secluded spots on the River Tees  – as well as better known landmarks such as Durham Cathedral and Whitby Abbey. Many of the buildings depicted are now lost to housing developments of the late 20th century.