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Purchased, 1961. Museums Sheffield
Up the Porter, Sheffield
Date Made/Found: 1856
Artist: Godfrey Sykes , British, 1824 - 1866
Material and Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Sight size: 290 x 468mm Overall: 364 x 545 x 35mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.3243
Porter Brook is a popular walking route to the west of the city. This painting shows the view from the weir at the top end of the Shepherd Wheel Dam, one of the many industrial sites along the river. The overflow sluice is in the foreground and you can see the pentrough, which feeds the waterwheel, beside the workshops in the background. Shepherd Wheel was first mentioned in a will of 1584 and it continued to power a blade grinding workshop until the 1930s. The site was restored and re-opened to the public as a working museum in 2012.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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