Arthur Simpson, Industry on River, Stockton-on-Tees - 1922 watercolour painting

An original 1922 watercolour painting, Arthur Simpson Industry on River, Stockton-on-Tees.

This charming work is one of a group of sketches by this local Stockton artist, evidently produced en plein air and capturing the local landscapes around the North East coast at Redcar, Whitby and Stockton-on-Tees. In watercolour with pen and ink.

Unsigned. Inscribed lower left.
In good condition for its age. The picture may have minor imperfections, such as slight marks, toning, foxing, creasing or pinholes, commensurate with age. Please see photos for detail.
14cm x 22.5cm.

This painting is one of a collection of works we have for sale by Arthur Simpson, depicting the rural landscapes around Thornaby-on-Tees, Yarm and Eaglescliffe on the North Yorkshire/County Durham border, and across to the coast at Whitby. Quite clearly the work of a local man, these pictures pay attention to local detail, including hidden farm buildings, intimate rear garden views, secluded spots on the River Tees and the old Church of St Peter – as well as better known enduring landmarks such as Durham Cathedral and Whitby Abbey. A handwritten list of locations accompanying the collection further identifies specific houses, such as Glebe House, Starling’s Cottage, White House Farm, Thorntree Farm and Green Farm – many of which are now replaced by housing developments of the later 20th century. The artist’s inclusion of working figures, children, animals and sailboats gives a delightful sense of the lives lived in this rural corner of northern England in the early 20th century.

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Product code: JK-473

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