Arthur Simpson, St Peter Ad Vincula Church, Thornaby -1930s watercolour painting

An original 1930s watercolour painting, Arthur Simpson Old Church of St Peter, Thornaby-on-Tees.

A delightful watercolour in a beautifully loose, almost impressionistic, style. The old Church of St Peter ad Vincula (St Peter in chains), dating back to the 12th century, is located on the Green in Thornaby-on-Tees. On buff Dixon's David Cox Drawing paper with blindstamp lower right.

Signed lower right.
In good condition for its age.
14cm x 19cm.

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-082

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