View larger image
© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
There are no additional images for this object.
|Collection:||Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture|
|Date:||1881 - 1881|
|Artist:||Benjamin Williams Leader - View biography for Benjamin Williams Leader|
A famous Victorian landscape, February Fill Dyke was greeted with lukewarm reviews when it was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1881. With later showings in Manchester for the Royal Jubilee Exhibition, it became very popular. The scene is actually a November evening after rain. The title is taken from an old country rhyme;February fill the dyke,Be it black or be it white;But if it be white,It's the better to like.
|Bequeathed by Mrs Wilson in memory of her husband, John Edward Wilson, 1914.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Oil on canvas.|