Colourful trip down memory lane

Market Place by Fred Appleyard
Market Place by Fred Appleyard

FASCINATING images of a bygone Lancaster are on display in a new exhibition of watercolours at the City Museum.

Seeing the Colours is made up of rarely-seen watercolours from the Lancaster City collection, which mainly consists of work by local artists and paintings of local scenes.

These pictures, and others, are also available on the museums page of Lancashire County Council’s website.

Heather Dowler, museum manager, said: “The exhibition presents a selection of some of the best paintings from the collection.

“It includes familiar scenes of the district painted by prominent local artists such as Reginald Aspinwall, Robert Rampling and William Woodhouse, together with work by artists who visited the area such as Birket Foster and Lamorna Birch.

“When not on display the paintings are stored in flat boxes made of special conservation materials. This is great for the paintings, but not so great for public access.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (01-03-12) for full story.