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Purchased, 1972. Museums Sheffield
Sheffield from Crookes
painting
Date Made/Found: circa 1826
Artist: Thomas Christopher Hofland , British, 1777 - 1843
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Overall: 1525 x 1695 x 171mm Sight size: 1080 x 1400mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1972.151
This painting illustrates how rural parts of Sheffield were in the 1800s. During this time the reservoirs at Crookesmoor became a popular destination for residents to escape the soot and grime of the town. These reservoirs provided most of Sheffield's drinking water at this time. The only one which has not since been filled in is the Great Dam in Crookes Valley Park.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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