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Purchased, 1979. Museums Sheffield
North West View of the Town of Sheffield
Date Made/Found: 1859-1869
Artist: William Ibbitt , British, 1804 - 1869
Material and Medium: watercolour on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 270 x 480mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 1979.324
This view was taken from Parkwood Springs. It shows Sheffield surrounded by countryside, but plumes of smoke in the distance hint at the expanding industrial town. Ibbitt has used traditional colours of muted browns and greens. Delicate brushstrokes describe the foliage and he has even scratched into the paint to add detail to the grass.
Display Location: In Store
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