Banner Cross, Sheffield, 1890
Albert Edward Boler
, 1864 - 1939
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Sight size: 502 x 765 x 18mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1963.98
Albert Boler’s painting shows a rural scene of cottages at Banner Cross which contrasts vividly with the busy residential and shopping area on Ecclesall Road there today. Here the road is little more than a dirt track, with wheel ruts clearly visible.
At the time of painting, Banner Cross was a small hamlet situated to the south-west of the town of Sheffield. The area may be named after a stone cross, the remains of which stood here until the 1800s.
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