A View of Sheffield from Psalter LaneArtist:
, 1815 - 1878
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Sight size: 1292 x 1953mm
Overall: 1485 x 2146 x 100mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1678
This painting looks north west to the town centre from Psalter Lane. In the foreground is Brincliffe Edge, a sandstone quarry that supplied building stone and grindstones for the cutlery industry.
This view of Sheffield was painted around 1850, when Sheffield was still a small manufacturing town surrounded by countryside. The cutlery industry comprised hundreds of outworkers in cottages and workshops in the town centre and on the outskirts.
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