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|Collection:||Topographical Views - Lines Family Collection|
|Date:||1830-11-19 - 1830-11-19|
|Artist:||Lines Family - View history|
This pencil drawing by a member of the well-known Lines family shows floodgates and a pool in the Perry Barr area, possibly in Perry Park.Samuel Lines Senior established an art school in Newhall Street, eventually becoming a leading founder of the Birmingham School of Art in 1821, and held the position of treasurer and curator of the Birmingham Society of Artists until his eightieth year. His sons Henry Harris Lines, Frederick Thomas Lines and Samuel Rostill Lines were also prolific artists and continued the family tradition of documenting the landscape of the Birmingham area.